|TICKETS ON SALE FOR SOUTHEASTERN’S ANNUAL CHEFS EVENING
HAMMOND – Plan to travel to the Far
East Sunday, April 3, as the Southeastern Development Foundation presents
Chefs Evening 2005, the university’s popular “dinner party for a
good cause,” featuring treats and libations from area restaurants, bars
and grills and wholesalers.
One of the university’s most popular
events, the annual food festival fund-raiser will take place from 5:30-7:30
p.m. at the University Center.
“All of the funds raised from Chefs
Evening ticket sales support academic areas,” said Vice President for University
Advancement Joe Miller. “This is one of the few sources of discretionary
support that academic deans have, and they use Chefs Evening funds to enhance
Chefs Evening coordinator Sarah Schillage
and her decorating crew plan to turn the University Center arena into an
oriental wonderland, with hanging lanterns, paper parasols, and pagodas.
Now on sale, individual tickets for
Chefs Evening are $40. Patrons can also choose from a variety of ticket
packages which can include the popular Patrons Party with a champagne toast
at the university president’s residence.
Chefs Evening ticket packages and their
· The President’s Medal: $500,
eight tickets each for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening,
the Patrons Party and a reserved table for eight.
· Summa Cum Laude: $425, 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 Patrons
A number of “grab bags” will also be
available for purchase at the event. The bags will include mystery items
such as dinner for four at area restaurants, tickets to the National D-Day
Museum and Harbor Jazz Cruise, and passes for Longue Vue house and gardens.
Another highlight of the evening will be a silent auction including items
such as an “Extreme Room Makeover,” a package complete with credit for
furniture, flooring and more from area retailers.
To obtain tickets or for further information,
contact the Development Foundation at 985-549-2239.