The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Greater Baton Rouge Chapter gathered November 15 at the elegant Ruffino’s De La Rhonde Hall for an evening of celebration, recognition, and honor. The 2023 Awards Night brought together esteemed members, industry professionals, and friends to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of individuals who exemplify excellence in the culinary and hospitality sectors.
The event commenced with an opening address by Chapter President Stephen Hightower, welcoming attendees to an evening dedicated to acknowledging the passion, dedication, and ingenuity that define the culinary community within the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter.
The night's highlights included the recognition of several outstanding individuals:
The evening concluded with heartfelt gratitude extended to all awardees, presenters, and attendees for their unwavering passion and dedication. Special recognition was given to Megan Klock and the team at Ruffino’s for an outstanding dinner.
Stephen Hightower emphasized the profound influence and friendship between Bruce Attinger and Mickey Freiberg, highlighting their shared dedication to the LRA's mission and their pivotal role in shaping the industry's future.
As the night drew to a close, Hightower encouraged fostering camaraderie and excellence within the industry, inspired by the exemplary dedication of the evening's honorees.
The LRA Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Awards Night 2023 was a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence and the unbreakable bond within the culinary and hospitality community.