Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Students Head to The Masters for Sixth Year

THIBODAUX, La. — Eighty Chef John Folse Culinary Students will spend this week preparing and serving meals to the biggest names in golf at The Masters Tournament.

Nicholls culinary students were first invited to the 2014 Masters. That year, 36 students were sent to the prestigious event, and the number has grown every year. The tournament will be held from Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14. Students were flown out on April 5 and will return on April 15.

Aside from a unique and memorable experience, students receive intensive training, working long shifts and preparing more than 1,500 meals per day at various tournament venues.

During the week of the tournament, students will hold a wide range of jobs — acting as servers, pantry assistants and other support positions. Some students will also have the opportunity to work in the Champions Locker, where the celebrity golfers are fed.

Held at the Augusta National Golf Club since its inception in 1934, the Masters is one of the four major championships held each year for professional golfers. It is known for its traditions, including awarding a green jacket to the winner, and the Champions Dinner, exclusive only to previous tournament winners.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2019

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@www.nicholls.edu

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