Lane Medical Center seeks cook-off entries

Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary is seeking team entries for its upcoming Code Red Chili Cook-off, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Americana Development in Zachary.

The inaugural event will benefit projects of LaneRMC Foundation, such as cancer treatment services at the new Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus, a news release said.

Team entry is $25. Celebrity judges will name the Best Chili champion and guests will vote for the People’s Choice award.

Admission to the event will be free, but chili tastings will be $1 each. In addition, for $100 per person, a VIP area will be offering exclusive craft beer tastings from local brewing clubs, food and music.

A car show sponsored by Superior Food will provide an up-close look at classic cars and hot rods in celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary.

Teams may register at or by calling Theresa Payment at (225) 658-6699.

La. Culinary Institute plans cooking classes

Louisiana Culinary Institute, 10550 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, is offering fall cooking classes.

Among them is “New Orleans Favorites” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. Chef Colt Patin, will demonstrate how to prepare New Orleans barbecue shrimp and grits, chicken and sausage gumbo, and fresh catfish sauce piquante.

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NOWFE event to honor founders of Drago’s

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience will honor Drago and Klara Cvitanovich, founders of Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, with the 2014 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award.

The award gala is set for Nov. 13 at the National World War II Museum, U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

Tickets to the event are available at for $150 per person. Proceeds will benefit the many local nonprofit organizations NOWFE supports throughout the year.

Compiled by Advocate staff