Culinary Student Receives College Scholarship
NOCCA is proud to announce that Daniel St. Etienne will receive a scholarship from the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF). St. Etienne is a Level IV Culinary Arts student and is among a group of 20 students who will receive their scholarships during the LRAEF’s second annual Serving the Future—Celebrating Careers in Hospitality, a special recognition event February 26 in New Orleans.
St. Etienne has been accepted to both Johnson & Wales University and Nicholls State University’s Chef John Folse Culinary Institute to further his Culinary Arts education.
“My passion for culinary evolved from early childhood with my first toy kitchen,” said St. Etienne. “After training at NOCCA, I’m grateful to the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation for the financial support to continue my pursuit in the hospitality field.”
His course of study will center on the impact and uses of genetically modified foods and post college he would like to work in product development and the food science sector.
The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1995 and is governed by a board of directors made up of restaurants, industry experts and educators in the hospitality industry. The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation exists to enhance the industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. The LRAEF Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to provide financial support for individuals interested in furthering their education to support a career in the culinary, hospitality, or related industries. Since its inception, the Scholarship Fund has awarded $438,000 to deserving students.