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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 3/15/04
      HAMMOND -- Thirty-five of the area’s best restaurants, caterers, and breweries have joined the menu for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Chefs Evening 2004.
      The annual food festival and fund raiser, sponsored by the Southeastern Development Foundation, is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28 at the University Center.
      The University Center’s arena will be transformed into a medieval wonderland for the event, which also boasts a new feature, a “treasure chest” of special prizes, said the Development Foundation’s Sarah Schillage, who is chairing the event.
      Schillage said Chefs Evening 2004 participants are Abita Springs Water, Aramark Classic Fare Catering, Bella Rose, Benedicts, Blythewood Plantation, Carona’s Bakery, C’est Bon Restaurant, Carter Plantation-The Plantation Restaurant, Champagne Beverages, Chookie’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and Cuco’s.
      Also participating are Don’s Seafood, Garrison’s Global Café, Gerald Banta Catering, Glazer, Hon Yum Chinese Restaurant, Jacmel Inn, Jambalaya & Co., Lagniappe Catering, Miki’s Fish Co., Mule’s Pub, Murphy’s Seafood Restaurant, Nacho Mama’s, Outback Steakhouse, Picadilly, Subway, Taste of Bavaria Bakery, The Cocoa Bean, The Crazy Pig, The Crescent Bar, Tommy’s Pizza, Tope La’, Trey Yuen, and Wilbert’s BBQ at Suga Canes.
      “We can’t reveal the contents of the ‘treasure chest,’” Schillage added, “but here’s a hint. Participating merchants include George Ibert Jewelers, Guzzardo’s Jewelers, Lanny Murrell’s Jewelers, Solid Gold Jewelers, and The Mulberry Tree.”
      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, the “Champagne Toast” at the campus residence of President Randy Moffett, and keys to the prize-filled treasure chest.
      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, eight treasure chest keys, 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 Patron Party, and two treasure chest keys.
      -- Cum Laude:  $75: one ticket each for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening, and the Patrons Party, and one treasure chest key.
      To obtain tickets, contact the Development Foundation at 985-549-3771.