Southeastern presents Tasters' Choice Awards at Chefs Evening

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

1)Cocoa Bean2)Buddies


1) Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Emily Randon presents the university's Tasters' Choice Award at its recent Chefs Evening to Anthony Delpidio, pastry chef and owner of Cocoa Bean Bakery in Hammond. Cocoa Bean won in the dessert category for its bananas foster bread pudding.

2) Lead line cook Steven Hilderbrand, left, accepts Southeastern Louisiana University's Tasters' Choice Award from Miss Southeastern Emily Randon at the university's recent Chefs Evening. Pictured also are, from left, butcher/grill cook Mark Hughes and general manager and executive chef Michael Liuzza. Buddie's was recognized for its offering of bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits topped with maple meuniere sauce.

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