Monday, August 12, 2013

LRA Bayou Chapter to Host Culinary Showcase

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Bayou Chapter will host its inaugural Culinary Showcase Thursday, August 15 at The Cypress Columns in Gray, La., 6-9 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are $25 with a cash bar. The Culinary Showcase is open to the public.

The event will feature cooking demonstrations from the following top Houma/Thibodaux area chefs: Chef Roy Guilbeaux of La Casa del Sol; Chef Derrick Smith of Grady V's American Bistro; Chef Minh Lee of Spahr's Seafood; and Chef Kevin Templet of Flanagan's Creative Food and Drink/Fremin's.

Come hungry! Cuisine and beverages will be provided by the following: Community Coffee, Spahr's Seafood, Flanagan's Creative Food and Drink, Nicholas Catering, Spuddy's, Oak Alley Plantation, Half Shell Seafood, Grady V's American Bistro, Dave's Cajun Kitchen, Cashio's Catering, Cristiano Italian, Dick and Jenny's, Wing Stop, Motivatit Seafood, Griffin's Poboy and Grille, Off the Hook, Twin Peaks, Cypress Columns, The Foundry, Big Al's and Rouses.

The fundraiser will support the LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF) and the LRA's political advocacy efforts. The LRAEF is governed by a board of directors made up of restaurateurs, industry experts and educators in the hospitality industry. As the philanthropic foundation of the LRA, the LRAEF exists to enhance our community through expanded educational and career opportunities, the formation of strategic partnerships and the elevation of our professional standards and practices.

The LRA Bayou Chapter would like to thank the Culinary Showcase's tables sponsors: Nicholas Catering, Bilello's Café, Doerle Food Service, The Ground Pat'i, PFG Caro, Mestizo Restaurant, La Casa del Sol, Reinhart Foodservice, Delta Coin Machines, B&G Foods, Holiday Inn, Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, Thibodaux Racing, Sysco, LRA Self Insurer's Fund, Crescent Crown Distributing, Spahr's Seafood and New Horizons Realty.

For more information, please contact Courtney Waguespack at, call (225) 328-2163 or visit

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