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Tickets on sale for Chefs Evening 2006

Contact: Christina Chapple


             HAMMOND -- Tickets are now on sale now for Chefs Evening 2006, Southeastern Louisiana University’s popular “dinner party for a good cause,” featuring treats and libations from area restaurants, bars and grills and wholesalers.

            The annual event is scheduled for scheduled for Sunday, March 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeastern University Center. 

            “The Southeastern Development Foundation encourages everyone to come out and taste the wonderful flavors of our local establishments,” said Chefs Evening coordinator Sarah Schillage. “The theme for this year’s event is ‘Phantom of the Opera.’ We’re going to turn the University Center into a Broadway stage starring our local restaurants, caterers, and beverage establishments.”

             Schillage said Southeastern music major Blair Abene of Hammond will perform a solo from the hit Broadway show. “Who knows? Her song may bring the phantom out of hiding,” she said.”

             Chefs Evening tickets are tickets are $40 each or $425 for a reserved table for eight.

             “Various patron’s levels are also available and include an invitation to the exclusive patron’s party to be held at the new University Residence,” Schillage said. Patron levels are $75, individual; $150, pair; and $525 for a reserved eight-person table.

             Tickets are available from the Southeastern Development Foundation, (985) 549-2239. Proceeds from Chefs Evening support Southeastern academics.

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