Area restaurants and caterers come together for Chefs Evening


Thursday, March 14, 2019Trey Yuen at Chefs Evening
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

A TASTE OF THE REGION – Representatives from Trey Yuen in Mandeville prepare to serve guests at the 2018 Chefs Evening. Trey Yuen is one of the 22 vendors from around the region that will offer food and beverage tastings at the 35th annual Chefs Evening, scheduled March 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Southeastern’s Student Union Grand Ballroom. For more information, visit, call 985-549-2239, or email


     HAMMOND – For three and a half decades, Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation’s Chefs Evening has provided a venue for showcasing restaurants and caterers from across the region all under one roof. On March 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom, this tradition will continue, providing locals and visitors alike with the opportunity to taste and take pride in the culinary creations that the region has to offer.
     Prior to the main event, the President’s Toast will feature hors d’ouevres courtesy of One Thirteen Restaurant and wine personally chosen by Southeastern President John L. Crain. The President’s Toast is held in the President’s Residence on Southeastern’s Campus from 4 to 5 p.m. and allows attendees to extend their Chefs Evening experience.
     This year’s restaurants and beverage companies participating include Aquistapace Covington Supermarket, Benedict’s Plantation, Blackened Brew, Cate Street Seafood Station / Boston Restaurant, Champagne Beverage, Coco Bean Bakery and Café, Crescent Bar, Don’s Seafood, Eddie’s Frozen Custard, Gallagher’s Grill, Gnarley Barley, Jacmel Inn, Jim Carey Distributing, Le Saigon, Our Mom’s Restaurant & Bar, PJ’s Coffee, Salty Joe’s BBQ Shop, Sarita’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, Southeastern Catering, Texas Roadhouse, The Big Squeezy Cold Pressed Juicery, Tope La, and Trey Yuen.
     To learn more or to purchase tickets for Chefs Evening and the President’s Toast, visit, call 985-549-2239, or email

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