Graduate Liberal Studies Program

A Taste of New Orleans - Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

New Orleans

At 7 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, the Graduate Liberal Studies program, with the untiring dedication and assistance of Chef Barrett Round, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, a former New Orleans resident, and a MALS student, offered a cuisine demonstration benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Chef Round prepared live a fantastic New Orleans-style menu, including: Creole Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding w/ Praline Sauce.

This event, however, was not just a demonstration but the meal itself. All attendees were treated to servings of the menu items that had been pre-prepared by Chef Round with the generous and professional assistance of UNCW Dining Services and the staff of Wagoner Hall. It was obvious from the reactions of attendees, especially when the food was served, that the event was a resounding gastronomical and social success. More importantly, it raised $1000.00 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Acknowledgements: Our sincere appreciation goes to:

Of course, Chef Barrett Round,
UNCW Dining Services and the staff of Wagoner Hall,
Alan Knotts, Manager, Lowes Food Store, Pine Grove Road (food donations),
Anthony Pacifico, Manager, Lowes Food Store, Oleander Drive (food donations),
Andrea Lucie,
Vickie McFadden,
Kay Warren,
All those who participated in and contributed to the promotion and administration of the event,
And, last but certainly not least, all those who attended.

The Event in Images:

The Preparation: Chef Round is seen in the Wagoner Hall kitchens preparing the delicious meal offered at the event. Thanks again to the UNCW Dining Services and the staff of Wagoner Hall.

Chef Round at workChef Round and helper at work

The Demonstration: Chef Round provides the gathering with an entertaining and informative demonstration of New Orleans Creole cooking.

Chef Round demonstrating -- 1st picChef Round demonstrating - pic 2

Chef Round demonstration - pic 3Chef Round demonstration - pic 4

Our esteemed guests: Thanks for coming ! Your presence made it all possible.

Our guests number 1Our guests number two

Betty Brannon and friendMartha Poole and friend

Dick and Kay WardOur guests number six

Barbie Cowan and friendsOur guests number 8

Paula Haller with Debra Jacobs and friend in the backgroundDavid and Goldie Walton

Jack and Laura WilhelmSandie and Perry Campbell

Don HickmanOur guests number 14

And, absolutely not least, our helpers: Another helping of that bread pudding, please ! You were great ! !

Andrea LucieA helper

THANKS ! ! ! ! !

Last Update: December 2, 2005