LAFAYETTE — Eleven Acadiana priests and five seminarians will vie Saturday for top Cajun chef among clerics in the second annual “Collarnary Cook Off” at Vermilionville.
The event is set to start at 6 p.m. Cost to attend is $50 per person. Guests will choose a winner by voting on their favorite dish. Votes cost $1 apiece.
Tickets, which have been on sale since Oct. 1, remain available online at jpgacademy.org until 2 p.m. Friday. Tickets also can be purchased at John Paul the Great Academy, 1522 Carmel Drive, Lafayette.
Tickets also will be available at Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road.
All proceeds benefit John Paul the Great Academy in Lafayette, a college preparatory Catholic school that stresses a classical education.
The money will be used to provide scholarships to the academy for pre-K through 12th-grade students.
Participating priests are the Rev. Andre Metrejean, the Rev. Kevin Bordelon, the Rev. Bill Melancon, the Rev. Bryce Sibley, the Rev. Chester Arceneaux, the Rev. Patrick Broussard, the Rev. Jude Halphen, the Rev. Jim Brady, the Rev. Neil Petit, the Rev. Keenan Brown and the Rev. Garrett McIntyre, and five seminarians studying at John Paul the Great Academy.
Attendees can sample each chef’s culinary creation and also partake in a buffet prepared by Vermilionville chefs.