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LaCap sponsors Chefs Evening President's Toast

Chefs Evening receives sponsorship from LaCap

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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LA CAP TO SPONSOR ‘TOAST’ - The exclusive Diamond Sponsorship of Chefs Evening 2011, provided by La Capitol Federal Credit Union, will make possible some special amenities for the President’s Toast, a pre-party hosted at the residence of Dr. John L. Crain. Pictured are President Crain, left, and Ronaldo Hardy, Hammond Branch Manager for La Capitol Federal Credit Union.

     HAMMOND – There will be extra flair and finesse at this year’s President’s Toast, which has become a featured prelude to Chefs Evening, Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual “dinner party for a cause.” The enhanced frivolities at the Sunday, April 3 precursor event are being made possible by the exclusive sponsorship of La Capitol Federal Credit Union.
     President John Crain will welcome guests to the President’s Residence for the President’s Toast from 4-5 p.m. Guests will then be invited to make their way to Chefs Evening, which is set from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.  
     In addition to enjoying the traditional toast, attendees will be treated to special appetizers. A surprise guest chef will select hors d’oerves and wine pairings that will be prepared for guests of the president.  
     Funds raised from the President’s Toast and Chefs Evening benefit the five university colleges and the Division of Basic Studies. Tickets for the President’s Toast are $75 or $500 for a party of six. Chefs Evening tickets are $50 each or $350 for a reserved table of six.
     For tickets or additional information, contact Jacki Bellairs, Chefs Evening event coordinator, at 985-549-3770. Chefs Evening information is also available online at

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