Bite of the Arts

The Bite of the Arts gala is held every fall (typically November) to raise money for culinary student scholarships, equipment and  faculty development and research. Since 1997, the event has raised more than $600,000. Nicholls culinary students serve as executive chef, sous chef, rounds cook, pastry chef, steward, sommelier, maitre d’ and servers. From set-up to clean-up, Bite of the Arts is a student-planned and student-executed event.

The gala includes an hors d’oeuvre reception and a three course sit-down dinner. Individual tickets are sold for $150. Corporate tables of 10 are sold for $5,000; Benefactor tables of 8 for $2,500. Live and silent auctions have included items such as:

  • dinner prepared by the CJFCI students and/or faculty in winner’s home
  • dinner at the university president’s home
  • restaurant gift certificates
  • fine bottles of wine
  • art work, jewelry, and more

Upcoming Event

Bite of the Arts 2015 – Building Upon Our Success


Archives from past Bite of the Arts

2013 – OOMPAH! Celebrating Louisiana’s German Heritage

2012 – Rollin’ Down the River: Steamboat Bicentennial

2011 – Kingambo to Gumbo

2010 – Viva Espana

2009 – Lafete de Lyon – Celebrating Paul Bocuse

2008 – Double Down

2007 – Savoring the Flavors of our Louisiana Heritage

2006 – A Taste of Louisiana – A Celebration of Culinary Excellence

2005 – The Rebirth of Louisiana’s Culinary Traditions

2004 – Carnival in Rio

2003 – Carnival in Venice

2002 – Tribute to Louisiana