Centenary College “Beast Feast: Surf, Turf, and More!” fundraiser is April 30

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Alumni Association has planned the return of its “Beast Feast: Surf, Turf, and More!” fundraiser for Saturday, April 30, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Centenary’s Jones Rice Field. Beast Feast is a unique, festival style culinary event featuring wild game, seafood, and other “off the menu” items prepared by local backyard chefs and popular restaurateurs. Last year’s event was an abbreviated, drive-through version of the original concept.

The event is presented by title sponsor Origin Bank and all proceeds benefit student scholarships.

“We are thrilled to bring Beast Feast back for the first time since 2019,” said Katie Chopin, director of alumni and family relations at Centenary. “We hosted a smaller, scaled down version of the event last year due to COVID regulations so this will be the first full size event in three years.”

The Office of the Lt. Governor and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board is returning as a partner for the third year by providing a generous donation of Louisiana seafood which includes crawfish, shrimp, and oysters, all to be prepared by area restaurants and backyard chefs. Additionally, the Louisiana Beef Industry Council is providing a variety of cuts of beef to be prepared by volunteer chefs. In addition to seafood and beef, attendees can expect to sample elk, provided by Nathan Stremick of Signal Realty based in Minot, North Dakota. A full list of chefs and cook teams will be updated in the coming weeks at centenary.edu/beastfeast.

Individual tickets for Beast Feast are $25 in advance and $40 at the door. Advance tickets are available at centenary.edu/beastfeast. All tickets include sample-sized food portions from all vendors, unlimited soda and bottled water, and a commemorative koozie, 16oz plastic cup, and tasting tray. Premium craft beer will also be available for purchase. Children 12 and under are free and can enjoy games and activities in the Chick-fil-A Kid Zone.

For more information, contact Katie Chopin, Director of Alumni & Family Relations at Centenary, at kachopin@centenary.edu or 318.869.5115.


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