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Baton Rouge - Chef Jeremy Langlois of Ruffino's Restaurant and the Louisiana Restaurant Association joined Chad Sabadie on Local 33 News Today to preview Tuesday's Taste of the South event at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel. Watch the video here.

Lutcher - Colin Berthelot is interested in food. Sure, he likes to eat as do most of us. What bona fide resident of South Louisiana doesn't? He likes food preparation, presentation and evolution. For example, he spoke about food in Brazil that was once the meal of peasants, black bean stew made with pig tails or pig ears, has now become their national food. "That excites me," Colin said with genuine interests as he continued to describe the dish. Read more about LRAEF Scholarship recipient Colin Berthelot in the article below.

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Monroe - Dozens of students at Richwood High School are learning more than English and Math - they are learning the in's and out's of the food industry through the school's culinary ProStart program. Watch the interview with ProStart instructor Arkeia Thomas here.

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Natchitoches - Rachel McKenna Opbroek of Keithville was featured in the Student Spotlight section of the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation newsletter. Opbroek is a freshman majoring in hospitality management and tourism with a concentration in travel and tourism. Read more about her accomplishments below.

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Baton Rouge - The 2016 Louisiana ProStart Student Invitational held on March 9-10 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center featured 21 high school ProStart teams competing in the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation Culinary Competition. Students were judged not only on the taste and presentation of their dishes but also on knife, poultry fabrication, communication and time management skills while teams cooked a three-course gourmet meal on two burners in one hour, a news release said. Read more about West Feliciana High School's results here.

Plaquemine - On March 9, 2016, the Louisiana Restaurant Association held its annual ProStart Invitational. Read about East Iberville High School's results below.

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Covington - Lakeshore High School's (LHS) ProStart students received numerous awards at the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation's 15th annual ProStart Student Invitational, which was held March 9-10 in New Orleans. Read more below.

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Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation is accepting applications for $70,000 in hospitality scholarships through April 22. Read more details.

Hammond - Having won the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation Culinary Competition, Hammond High Magnet School's ProStart Team will head to the National ProStart Invitational in Dallas on April 29 through May 1. Read the rest below.

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