|SLU’S CHEFS EVENING 2003, “A DINNER PARTY YOU DON’T WANT TO
HAMMOND – Tickets are now on
sale for Chefs Evening, Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual food
festival and fundraiser.
The gala event, sponsored by
the Southeastern Development Foundation, is celebrating its 18th consecutive
year on Sunday, March 30, from 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Southeastern’s
With this year’s theme, “King
of the Forest,” patrons can expect a “forest” of culinary delights as they
sample items from the area’s best restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and
wineries, said Foundation Annual Fund Coordinator Sarah Schillage, who
is organizing the event.
“Chefs Evening is always a dinner
party you don’t want to miss,” Schillage said.
Schillage said Chefs Evening
2003, which includes participants from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the
north shore, will also feature silent and live auctions to benefit Southeastern
Tickets for Chefs Evening, which
supports Southeastern academic programs, are $40. Patrons can also choose
from a variety of ticket packages which can include the popular Patron
Party, a gathering hosted this year at the Hammond home of Steve and Tiny
Leon. Refreshments for the social, which is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on
Sunday, April 6, will be provided by Murphy’s Seafood.
A new addition to this year’s
event is the champagne toast at the Southeastern “President’s Residence,”
the home of President Randy Moffett, prior to Chefs Evening. Moffett
will give a “thank you” toast to Chefs Evening patrons, said Schillage.
Chefs Evening ticket packages
and their rewards are
-- The President’s Medal: $500,
eight tickets each for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening,
the Patron Party, and a reserved table for eight.
-- Summa Cum Laude: $350, eight
tickets for Chefs Evening and a reserved table for eight.
-- Magna Cum Laude: $150, two
tickets each for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening, and the
-- Cum Laude: $75: one
ticket each for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening, and the
To obtain tickets, contact the
Development Foundation at 985-549-2239.
Restaurants and other establishments
participating in Chefs Evening are, to date, Aramark Classic Fare Catering,
Bonfouca Banquet Room, Catfish Charlie’s Restaurant, Champagne Beverages,
Cuco’s, Don’s Seafood, Garrison’s Global Café, Jacmel Inn, Carreta
Grill, Bella Rose, Coy’s Custom Catering, Murphy’s Seafood Restaurant,
The Cocoa Bean, The Crescent Bar, Tommy’s Pizza, Tope La, C’est Bon Restaurant,
Jambalaya & Co., Steve’s Custom Catering, Paul’s Café, Miki’s
Fish Co., Trey Yuen, Blythewood Plantation, and Taste of Bavaria.
Schillage said that there are
a few choice slots available for establishments who would still like to
participate. For more information, call her at 985-549-3771 or email@example.com.