$10 from Each Dish Sold to Help Build New Teaching Kitchen at NOCCA
$100,000 Grant from Emeril Lagasse Foundation to Complete Culinary Arts Center
NEW ORLEANS (September 10, 2010) – Emeril Lagasse Foundation invited aspiring young culinary students at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) to create an original dish inspired by the traditions of Louisiana’s Creole cuisine. Chef Emeril Lagasse and a panel of New Orleans chefs and restaurateurs will select the winning dish from three finalists based on taste, presentation, creativity, use of fresh, seasonal ingredients and representation of Louisiana’s cuisine.
Emeril Lagasse Foundation also announced today a $100,000 grant to fund the final stages in the development of a four-year culinary arts program at NOCCA. Emeril Lagasse Foundation is the founding partner in the effort to establish a four-year culinary arts program for high school students and has granted over $500,000 to develop curriculum for the program. The school is expected to admit its first students to the culinary arts program in spring 2011. Read more »