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Date for Southeastern's Chefs Evening announced

Patrons at Chefs Evening 2011

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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DINNER PARTY FOR A GOOD CAUSE - Patrons at last year’s Chefs Evening, Southeastern Louisiana University’s primary fund raising event, view and bid on silent auction items. The event this year will be held on Sunday, April 1.

     HAMMOND Chefs Evening is set for Sunday, April 1, when area establishments will offer guests samplings of fine cuisine and beverages for the benefit of Southeastern Louisiana University.
     The event, which also features music, wine tastings, silent and live auctions and more, is the university’s annual fundraiser to help support academics. Chefs Evening will be held from 5 8 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue.
     “Southeastern has provided an education for more than 58,000 alumni and provides a more than half-billion dollar economic impact on the area,” said Michelle Gallo, coordinator of the event. “That impact includes approximately 5,700 non-university jobs and more than 1,000 faculty and staff positions.”
     Gallo added, “Chefs Evening is the largest fundraising event for the university, and participation by our area residents generates important unrestricted funds for the enhancement of academic programming at Southeastern.”
     She said the committee is planning an evening of festivities starting with the President’s Toast.
     “Join hundreds of alumni and friends expected to take part in this much anticipated Southern Louisiana dining experience,” she said. “Bon Appetite!”
     The Platinum Sponsor for Chefs Evening is La Capitol Federal Credit Union. For more information, call 985-549-3770, email, or visit

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