The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) is pleased to announce it has elected four new members to its Board of Directors, which oversees the mission and goals of the LRAEF. They will assume their new roles January 1, 2018, each for a two-year term.
The LRAEF Board of Directors’ four new members are:
New officers for the 2018 LRAEF Board are:
The LRAEF, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1995 and is governed by a board of directors made up of restaurants, industry experts and educators in the hospitality industry.
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing LRAEF programs, including ProStart® and the LRAEF Scholarship Fund. ProStart is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s industry leaders. The Board of Directors also awards LRAEF scholarships annually to students pursuing a culinary education. Since 2010, the LRAEF Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly $400,000.
“As we start a new year, the LRAEF is thrilled to have these new directors who bring great passion and experience to our Board of Directors,” said LRAEF Executive Director Alison Greffenius.
The LRAEF is grateful to the nine LRA chapters who support its mission throughout the year and the LRAEF’s annual partners: 5 Diamond—Acme Oyster House, Auto-Chlor System, Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, Louisiana Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers; 4 Diamond—Performance Foodservice-Caro; 3 Diamond—Atmos Energy, Baton Rouge Epicurean Society, Ben E. Keith Co., Delaware North, Ecolab and Louisiana Culinary Institute; 2 Diamond—Louisiana Gas Association and 1 Diamond—Capitol City Produce.