Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board serves flood first responders at The Venue
10/21/2016 BY PETER PASQUA
ST. AMANT – The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board along with visiting chefs from across the country, AmeriCorps and local supporters such as Pontchartrain Blue Crab, Associated Grocers, and Chef John Folse gathered at The Venue last week to serve meals to the first responders who worked the devastating August flood of 2016.
The Venue served as headquarters for first responders following the flood and is currently the home of the St. Amant Fire Department after flood damage to their building.
Guests enjoyed fresh Louisiana seafood, Smithfield Hams, and other specialties prepared by visiting chefs from around the nation in celebration of National Seafood Month and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office provided a mobile cooking unit to assists with serving more than 200 meals.
Among those attending were Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley, Executive Director of Volunteer Ascension Judd Jeansonne and Executive Director of Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Karen Profita.
The gathering was part of a three-day tour in Louisiana called NOLA’s backyard that included executives from Walt Disney World, The Ritz-Carlton, and others who came to the state to learn about local cuisine. Activities included crabbing on Lake Pontchartrain and processing sugar at local mills.
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