On behalf of your LRA Advocacy Team, and as the 2018 Regular Legislative Session gets underway, we are proud to bring you the first in a series called "Capitol Connection." Our goal is to help keep you informed and involved with legislation at the State Capitol that could impact your business and its profitability. This video provides you with a refresher on the Louisiana Legislature, how a bill becomes a law and which committees legislation impacting the restaurant industry is most often heard.
Last month, the LRA hosted a Members-Only event, “Employment Law 101” with Fisher Phillips LLP, Postlethwaite & Netterville and Arthur J. Gallagher. The sessions covered the most common wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment, FMLA, ADA and the importance of an employee handbook, the role of HR consultants and how they can augment a restaurant operation and what insurance options you might consider. Each description contains a topic by minute guide.
This video is not intended to provide legal advice. For specific legal or other advice, we encourage members to contact your attorney or other professional or contact the LRA Communications Dept. at (504) 454-2277 or email Communications@LRA.org to be connected with the LRA General’s Counsel for Employment Law Fisher Phillips LLP. This video cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the LRA and the presenters.
The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Greater New Orleans Chapter’s interactive tasting event, “King of Crawfish,” will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 6-9 p.m.
Celebrating the bounty of Louisiana’s favorite crustacean, the public is invited to attend and sample crawfish dishes from various LRA member restaurants and vote on which chef deserves to be crowned King (or Queen!) of Crawfish.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 by visiting www.LRA.org (Upcoming Events). The price will increase to $40 at the door the night of the event. Guests will get two tickets to cast their votes for their favorite crawfish dishes of the night. Price of admission includes food tastings and specialty drinks.
“Crawfish season is in full swing and what better way to celebrate this year’s bounty than with an event that focuses on the most inventive and delicious ways to prepare crawfish?” said LRA Greater New Orleans Chapter President Steve Trotter. “This event, now in its fourth year, will be a fun way to enjoy crawfish, while indulging in the competitive spirit of our local chefs. Their creativity will be sure to please everyone’s palate.”
Attendees can look forward to tasty crawfish dishes such as crawfish sausage with crawfish etouffée, crawfish beignets and red crawfish curry over stone ground grits and toasted coconut. The following restaurants and their chefs will be duking it out for the glory (with more to come!):
For more information, contact LRA Chapter Member Services Coordinator Ellyn Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 303-4660.
The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name 13 Restaurant Legends from Bailey’s Seafood & Grill in Lafayette, Petroleum Club of Lafayette, Piggly Wiggly in Opelousas and Russell’s Food Center in Arnaudville. The recipients were recognized at the LRA Acadiana Chapter Restaurant Legends Banquet at the Café Vermilionville in Lafayette, March 5, 2018.
The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more years of service at one establishment.
With 380 years of combined years of experience and service at these four businesses, these employees exemplify the satisfaction of making their jobs a lifelong and rewarding career.
Bailey’s Seafood & Grill, Lafayette
Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Piggly Wiggly of Opelousas
Russell’s Food Center, Arnaudville
“When we have dedicated employees like the ones we are honoring now, we never want them to leave,” said LRA Chapter President Linda Arnaud. “They become a part of our families and share in the success of the business. We are very fortunate to work alongside them every day.”
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board is accepting applications for the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, which will be held June 19 in Lafayette at the Cajundome Convention Center. Participating chefs must be LRA members and the winner will represent the Louisiana in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, which will take place in conjunction with the LRA EXPO, August 4. Deadline to apply is April 13, 2018. For details, click here.