$10,000 grant awarded to the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation
NEW ORLEANS, LA. April 3, 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.
About Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. We do this by supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry; providing access to culinary and hospitality education; working to ensure a positive perception of Louisiana’s hospitality industry; and providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.
Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $1.7 million in support of its mission. These funds are raised through charitable donations and signature fundraising events including Horses, Hops and Cops, the Fidelity Bank Champions Club at Zurich Classic, the Gold Medal Chefs Gala & Hospitality Awards, Wine on the River-New Orleans, and Santa’s Kitchen.
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