Guests at Chef Soirée were treated to an enchanting evening under the stars at Bogue Falaya Park.
The annual event, which benefits the Youth Service Bureau, is one of the most popular fundraisers on the Northshore.
Sponsored by Chevron, the event featured the culinary creations of more than 85 area restaurants, along with cocktails, wine and spirits. From the opening ceremony, which saw the 610 Stompers leading a parade into the park to the fireworks show that capped off the evening, Chef Soirée is a feast for all of the senses. In addition to entertainment by Benny Grunch and the Bunch, Gypsy River, Louisiana Spice, Voodoo Funk & Soul, The Wagners and a guest appearance by fiddler Amanda Shaw, there was a raffle for a 2015 Ford Mustang courtesy of Banner Ford in Mandeville.
This year’s event was dedicated to Judge Andy Clayton James Jr. (1932-2014), who was the first to assign a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer in the 22nd Judicial District in 1989. Matt Cole, Marine Corps veteran, was also honored.