Companion Animal Alliance hosting benefit featuring Galatoire's Chef | Events
The executive chef of Galatoire’s Bistro will cook for a benefit dinner that will pay for better living conditions for dogs at the Companion Animal Alliance animal shelter.
Ticket revenues from Chef Kelley McCann’s dinner will support behavioral enrichment programs, particularly completion of outdoor areas where shelter dogs can play each day until they are either returned to their owners or adopted.
The benefit – Let the Dogs Out – will be held at the Viking Cooking School Outdoors, which overlooks the Mississippi River at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Lafayette Street. The event will be held Thursday Oct. 4, with cocktails served at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $200 for one of only 50 seats at the chef’s table and $150 for dinner seating. Tickets can be purchased at CAABR.org or by calling 225-381-7117
Diners will get a preview of Chef McCann’s talents ahead of Galatoire’s expected reopening by the holidays at a new location on Perkins Road and Acadian Thruway in the Acadian Village center.
CAA began operating the EBR Animal Shelter in summer 2011. Since then, the startup nonprofit has more than tripled the number of companion animals saved and adopted in Baton Rouge, and made considerable shelter improvements so cats and dogs have better living conditions while awaiting a permanent home or recovery by their owners.