Since 2007, over $363,000 has been raised for local charities through the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society's efforts including:
2017 Fête Rouge Auction Partner
Funds raised will be used to help students needing financial assistance at Louisiana Culinary Institute.
BRES GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
GOAL: Raise local awareness of childhood health and nutrition issues in our community
RESULTS TO DATE: $160,400 raised for SmartBodies, American Culinary Foundation, the LSU School of Nutrition, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Girls on the Run and Baton Rouge Food Bank Backpack Program.
GOAL: To help young students in our area learn about community involvement, cultural preservation and leadership.
RESULTS TO DATE: $152,613 raised for ProStart, 4-H The Power of Youth, Boys and Girls Club and Sunshine Foundation.
GOAL: To award scholarship/endowment funds to local applicants interested in studying the Epicurean arts at local accredited colleges and institutions. Graduates will enter the local community as professionals in their field.
RESULTS TO DATE: $50,000 raised for Nicholls State University-John Folse Culinary School.
Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Prostart Program: Supported 18 high schools in the capital area with program essentials that include: field trips/industry interactions, competition costs, teacher training, perishables/light equipment, capital projects, and uniforms.
Baton Rouge Epicurean Society—Nichols State: Chef John Folse Culinary School – Awards scholarships annual to rising stars for the future of the culinary industry.
Baton Rouge Epicurean Scholarship Fund—LSU School of Nutrition
Childhood Health & Nutrition Programs
Girls on the Run: BRES provided 27 scholarships for young girls to participate in the 10-week program that would not have due to financial restraints.
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank: Backpack Program
Knock Knock Children’s Museum: Knock Knock’s Learning Zones (exhibits) are informal interactive learning environments which provide “teachable moments” that connect children’s every day experiences with hands-on learning through play.
Baton Rouge Epicurean Society dedicated $26,000 to the assist the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank recover after the historic floods of 2016.