Louisiana Restaurant Association to hold annual silent auction at Juban's

Louisiana Restaurant Association to hold annual silent auction at Juban's
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POSTED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:34pm

The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Greater Baton Rouge Chapter is hosting its 10th Annual Silent Auction Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Juban’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The event supports the LRA Greater Baton Rouge Chapter’s annual fundraising goal for the LRA Education Foundation, which administers ProStart®, a two-year culinary arts and restaurant management course, in 46 high schools across Louisiana. ProStart is offered in nine Baton Rouge-area high schools and is designed to attract young people to rewarding careers in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

“We look forward to this event every year,” said Jeanette Eisworth, event coordinator and LRA director. “It’s a great time and benefits ProStart, a cause that is near and dear to me. These students represent our industry’s future.”

This year, the event will add celebrity servers for the first time: Matt Saurage, Chairman of the Board of Community Coffee, Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, Co-Founders of Walk On’s Bistreaux and Bar and Lauren Westbrook, Anchor of WAFB’s News This Morning, including others.

The Silent Auction items for bid are generously donated by local restaurants, spas, hotels and businesses, and include: LSU football tickets, fishing trips, gift certificates, wine baskets and much more.

The addition of a Live Auction is new this year in honor of the 10th Anniversary. Attendees can bid on a progressive wine dinner and “restaurant hop” to multiple Baton Rouge fine dining restaurants in one night for an incredible dining experience. Another exciting Live Auction item is a Mexican themed party at your home with food and margaritas by Mestizo Restaurant and Serranos Salsa Company.

Admission is $40 per person and sponsorships are available for $600, which includes a reserved table through the duration of the event. For more information, call Courtney Waguespack at (225) 328-2163 or e-mail courtneyt@lra.org.

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