The LRAEF and The Emeril Lagasse Foundation have been working together for years to support the culinary education of Louisiana’s youth. This year, the LRAEF was among the twelve beneficiaries who received funding from The Emeril Lagasse Foundation. The sizeable grant will help the LRAEF broaden their reach in Louisiana.
“We are so thankful to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation for their ongoing commitment to Louisiana ProStart,” said LRAEF Executive Director Jonathan Baynham. “Because of this grant we will be able to train more teachers, provide more resources to students and expand our apprenticeship program. The impact will be far reaching across the state.”
Community grants, funded in partnership through the foundation’s Grant Program, were allocated based on a focus of life development skills, and shared values which support Louisiana’s youth through culinary, nutrition and arts education.
“We have been very blessed this year with so much generosity from our donors,” said Chef Emeril Lagasse. “I’m humbled to announce these grants and contributions to organizations that align with our mission. Each one is doing good things for our young people and will leave a legacy for the future.”
The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) was established in 1946 to advocate on behalf of the state’s foodservice and hospitality industries.