Chef’s Evening in Hammond to offer wide range of local fare _lowres

SLU Public Information Office photo by RANDY BERGERON -- Chefs from Aramark Classic Fare Catering prepare samplings for patrons at last year’s Chefs Evening. This year's event is set for Sunday, March 13.

Get a true “taste of the Northshore” at this year’s Chefs Evening at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

Inventive and traditional area restaurants, unique niche food and grocery stores, distillers, brewers and bakeries have signed on for the food extravaganza March 13 at SLU’s Student Union Ballroom.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests can sample popular cuisine, trendy beverages and wines.

Participants include: Aquistapace’s Covington Supermarket, Aramark Classic Fare Catering, Benedicts Catering, Buddies Bar and Grill, Cate Street Seafood Station, Champagne Beverage, Cocoa Bean Bakery and Café, Crescent Bar, Don’s Seafood, Eddie’s Frozen Custard, Gnarly Barley, Hammond High Magnet ProStart, Iron Horse Sports Grille & Spirits, Jacmel Inn, Jim Carey Distribution, PJ’s Coffee — University Avenue and West Thomas Street, Rotolos Pizzeria, The Boston Restaurant, Tope La, Trey Yuen and more.

Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased to Chefs Evening or to both Chefs Evening and the President’s Toast, hosted by President John Crain at the University Residence.

To order individual tickets, patron tables or for information, call (985) 549-2239, email or visit the website

Funds raised help support school scholarships and academic programs directly.