Chefs Evening, Southeastern Louisiana University’s largest fundraiser, will commemorate four decades of celebrating the best of regional cuisine offerings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the new Student Union.

New auction and raffle items will be centered around the theme of “wine and travel,” said Wendy Lauderdale, SLU vice president of university advancement.

“With exquisite wine offerings, regional getaways, a trip to Napa Valley, a hosted turnkey crawfish boil and many others, there will be something for everyone,” Lauderdale said.

Chefs Evening offers patron tables located directly in front of the stage. The patron tables are $1,500 and include eight tickets to Chefs Evening; eight tickets to the President’s Toast; eight signature wine glasses; two bottles of wine per table; personal wait staff; and business or names listed in the event program, a release from Southeastern said.

Reserved tables include six tickets to Chefs Evening and six wine glasses. Single tickets are $75 for Chefs Evening, or $85 to include a wine glass, and $125 for Chefs Evening, the President’s Toast and a wine glass.

“Chefs Evening attendance generates unrestricted funds for the enhancement of academic programming and scholarships for students at Southeastern,” Lauderdale said. “Join the hundreds of alumni and friends expected to take part in this southern Louisiana dining experience.”

Corporate sponsors for Chefs Evening are Regions Bank, First Guaranty Bank, LaCapitol Federal Credit Union, Whitney Bank, Entergy, American Bank & Trust, Investar Bank, North Oaks Health System, Northshore Broadcasting, The Daily Star and Lamar Outdoor Advertising.

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