What's Happening for June 13, 2013

Photo provided by Nunez Community College -- Lashandra Robinson is the 2013 winner of a culinary arts scholarship from Chefs Move! The John Besh & Bride Mayor scholarship program, an initiative of The John Besh Foundation. The scholarship provides the Marrero single mother the chance to train at the International Culinary Center in New York City. Show caption
Photo provided by Nunez Community College -- Lashandra Robinson is the 2013 winner of a culinary arts scholarship from Chefs Move! The John Besh & Bride Mayor scholarship program, an initiative of The John Besh Foundation. The scholarship provides the Marrero single mother the chance to train at the International Culinary Center in New York City.

A Mano to celebrate
local ingredients

A Mano Restaurant, in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, will celebrate local ingredients June 26 by hosting a five-course locavore dinner.

Chef Mike Stoltzfus of Coquette restaurant will join a Mano chef Nicolas Martin to meet the “eat local” challenge. They will be using only ingredients from within 200 miles of New Orleans.

The evening will begin at the Italian restaurant with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail hour with cured meat and cheese. The dinner will feature a salad, Gulf seafood, pasta, an entrée and dessert. The final menu will be available on June 24. Cost is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

For more information or to make reservations, call (504) 208-9280. The restaurant is located at 870 Tchoupitoulas St.

Raising Cane’s backs No Kid Hungary

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is encouraging its customers to support Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungary campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The nationwide drive runs through Saturday.

The campaign is organized by Share Our Strength, a not-for-profit organization.

“We are avid supporters of Share Our Strength because we wholeheartedly believe that no child in America should struggle with hunger,” Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s, said in a news release.

To encourage participation, Raising Cane’s will give customers a “Buy One Box combo, Get One Box Combo Free” thank-you certificate for every $1 donated through Saturday, Graves said.

Customers may donate any amount, in increments of $1, at any participating Cane’s, with or without a purchase. The certificates may be redeemed on a subsequent visit through June 30 only.

Compiled by Food staff