The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) has named Carolyn Senac of Mandeville High School as its 2014 ProStart® Educator of the Year.
Seanc, Mandeville’s ProStart instructor since 1999, was bestowed the honor during a special, surprise ceremony at the school, February 20, 2014.
“ProStart has helped my students obtain an immeasurable amount of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, which will give them a head start in their careers,” said Senac. “I have enjoyed teaching and learning with the students already working in the industry.”
Under Senac’s direction, Mandeville High School’s ProStart team competed in the culinary competition during the 13th Annual LRAEF Louisiana Seafood ProStart Student Invitational March 25-26, 2014 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Mandeville’s team won the Judge’s Pick- Dessert Award for their New Orleans bread pudding, layered with vanilla-poached Louisiana strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, finished with freshly whipped cream. The dessert will be interpreted and served to guests at the LRAEF’s Five Star Futures Gala, August 2, 2014 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
“Carolyn cares about ProStart on many levels: her school, the community and across the state,” said LRAEF ProStart Coordinator Devienne Theriot. “Carolyn was proactive in bringing ProStart to St. Tammany Parish and is a great teacher and a wonderful role model.”
The LRAEF, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, exists to enhance the restaurant community through expanded educational and career opportunities, the formation of strategic partnerships and the elevation of professional standards and practices. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Alice Glenn, firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 454-2277, ext. 565.
The LRAEF is grateful to its 2014 annual partners: 5 Diamond—Acme Oyster House, Auto-Chlor Services, Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Louisiana Seafood; 4 Diamond—Performance Foodservice-Caro; 3 Diamond—Atmos Energy, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Louisiana Culinary Institute, New Orleans Wine & Food Experience and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers; 2 Diamond—Louisiana Gas Association, Whole Foods Market and Chef Paul Prudhomme’s “Sea of Hope”; and 1 Diamond—Entergy.