Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

March 2016

La. Restaurant Group Offering Scholarships

From The Advocate

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation is accepting applications for $70,000 in hospitality scholarships through April 22.

The LRAEF Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to support the continuing education of individuals pursuing a career in the culinary and/or hospitality industry. With this year’s scholarships included, the LRAEF will have awarded $340,000 since the fund’s inception.

Louisiana Shrimpers Look To Technology To Increase Profits

From 89.9 WWNO

By Tegan Wendland

Families who fish for a living in Louisiana struggle to remain competitive in a changing market. They’ve seen prices fluctuate wildly over the past decade and have been hit repeatedly by hurricanes, and then the BP oil spill. It’s hard to make a living. Now they’re looking for new ways to make money by selling direct.

Louisiana Seafood Beyond the Borders

Surrounded by oyster happy hours, crawfish boils and shrimp po-boys in every sizeable Louisiana town, it’s easy to forget that out-of-state visitors come here specifically seeking out the state’s indigenous cuisines and abundant seafood. What outsiders consider delicacies, we just call “dinner.” And considering that nearly a third of the domestic seafood consumed in the United States comes from Louisiana, it’s hard to get around one fact: when it comes to fish, we’re pretty darn spoiled.

Ruffino’s chef to be featured on FYI Network’s ‘Food Factory’ show

From Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

By Robert Stewart

Another Baton Rouge chef is about to hit the small screen.

Chef Gino Sclafani, of popular Baton Rouge eatery Ruffino’s, will be featured on the FYI Network’s Food Factory show next Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m., according to a news release.