Louisiana Hospitality Foundation Supports High School Culinary Education


April 2, 2019

The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation announced that a $10,000 grant was awarded to the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation on March 21, 2019. This grant will support both culinary scholarships and culinary education-related events.

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation exists to enhance the industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. They hosted the annual Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Louisiana ProStart Invitational last month, which allowed students from 22 different Louisiana high schools to showcase both their creative and culinary talents. The program gave students a chance to develop their talent into “tomorrow’s restaurant industry leaders,” as well as discover new interests. The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation was a sponsor and further participated by judging the marketing competition.

This award from the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation helps provide Louisiana’s young adults with additional access to culinary and hospitality education. “It is our duty as industry veterans to give back and support the next generation of our hospitality industry,” said David Blitch, LHF President and Co-founder.

Check Presentation to Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Louisiana Hospitality Foundation presents a check to the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation in New Orleans, LA on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

 Left to right: Stan Harris (President & CEO of Louisiana Restaurant Association), Steve Trotter (LHF Director, Regional Vice President of Centerplate) Tony Abadie (LHF 2nd Vice President, General Manager of QED Hospitality), Julie Talbot (Executive Director of LRAEF ), Bruce Attinger (LHF Director, Corporate Partnership Manager at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar), Rocky Weigand (LRAEF 2019 Chair, Director of Crescent City Division for Coca-Cola UNITED), Jennifer Kelley (LHF Executive Director), Matt Massey (LRAEF 2019 Vice Chair, Regional Vice President of Raising Cane’s), Mickey Freiberg (LHF Advisor, Customer Relations for Capitol City Produce)

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