Nicholls Culinary students to cook up fundraiser for flood victims Friday

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University will host a Jambalaya Lunch on Friday to benefit the Nicholls Flood Emergency Relief Fund for students affected by the historic flooding earlier this month.

As a service-learning event, students in the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute will put their culinary skills into action by preparing 1,000 pounds of chicken, sausage and andouille jambalaya.

One pound portions of jambalaya will be sold for $10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Ledet Culinary Building on Bowie Road.

“Nicholls is always looking for ways to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students, and the jambalaya lunch will allow culinary students to practice their culinary techniques while helping raise funds for fellow Colonels who lost their homes and belongings in the flood,” said Nicholls President, Dr. Bruce Murphy. “This service-learning event is a great way for the community to demonstrate support for both Nicholls flood victims as well as our aspiring chefs.”

Ingredients were generously supplied by Friends of Bourgeois Meat Market and the Nicholls Student Culinary Association.

Pre-orders will be taken for 10 pounds or more. To preorder, call 985-493-2700.

Those who can’t make it to lunch Friday are encouraged to donate directly to the flood relief fund, which will remain open until Aug. 31, at or send a check to the University Advancement Office.

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