Founded in 2006 by a select group of leaders in the hospitality community, the Foundation was initially born of the need to provide food for some of the state’s most important charities. Today, the Foundation’s strength lies in a leadership that includes some of the most prominent names of Louisiana’s culinary arts. In order to make a real difference, the Foundation’s goals have been extended to include:
Discovering which beneficiaries will benefit most from our resources
Helping to educate children in an effort to bring the community together
Consistently raising funds in order to support local charities
Demonstrating the willingness of corporate citizens to give back
Through its hard work and commitment to meet these goals, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation demonstrates that a small, dedicated group with a vision can create a dramatic impact for their entire community. We rely on generous donations from the community to fulfill our mission. To make a contribution, please visit our donation page.
LHF Board members are leaders, working for many of the state’s most accomplished businesses, including the following restaurants: Besh Restaurant Group, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Zea/Semolina/Mizado, Galatoire’s Restaurant, Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, Arnaud’s, WOW Wingery & PJ’s Coffee, Cafe Reconcile, Grub Burger Bar, Ernst Cafe, Mr. B’s Bistro and Cafe Giovanni.
LHF Board members are also leaders working at and volunteering with these fine organizations: L’Auberge Casino Hotel – Baton Rouge, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (Honorary Board Member), LRA, LRA Education Foundation, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Centerplate, T.A. Dowd Brokerage, Warsteiner, Nicaud & Sunseri, New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (2009 President), Taste Buds, Inc., State Machinery & Equipment Sales, RGA Concepts, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Gurtner Zuniga Abney, Marine Support Group, New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, Ballard Brands and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.