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LCI Foundation

The Mission of the LCI Foundation is to provide scholarship grants and other financial awards or assistance to deserving students attending the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge and to provide food for distribution to one or more charitable feeding organizations whose primary purpose is feeding the homeless, poor or needy by supplying food products or preparing food.


LCI in the Community

Louisiana Culinary Institute (LCI) Donates 45,000 Meals to Flood Victims and First Responders.

On August 14, 2016, several Louisiana Culinary Institute (LCI) chef instructors, students, alumni, and volunteers began doing what they do best. Over 45,000 meals were produced and donated to first responders, flood victims, and cleanup crews.  Businesses and individuals from across the state and nation generously donated food to the LCI Foundation to make this possible: Sysco, Rouses, Hoffman Media, Manda Sausage, Camellia Beans, Gambino’s Bakery, Chisesi Brothers, Chappapeela Farms, Harry and David, Covey Rise Farms and many others.

The meals prepared by LCI were donated to the following shelters and organizations:  Celtic Studios, Troop A Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police Department, Baton Rouge EMS, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, Mercy Chefs/Bethany World Prayer Center, Fellowship Baptist Church Prairieville, Louisiana National Guard Livingston, Red Cross Operations Center, Council on Aging Baton Rouge, French Settlement Catholic Church, River Center OLOL Medical Staff, Breaux Bridge Family Outreach, Livingston Emergency Preparedness, French Settlement Catholic Church, Fellowship Church Clinton,  and Gonzales Mudout.

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LCI Foundation Scholarships

Currently, three (3) scholarships for Louisiana Culinary Institute graduates have been established:  the Culinary Excellence Award, the Scholastic Excellence Award and the Attendance Excellence Award.

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Recipients: 

Culinary Excellence Academic Excellence Attendance Excellence
2015 – Sarah Underwood
2014 – Aimee Tortorich
2014 – Kaila Mogg-Stone
2014 – English Nassif
2014 – Jacqueline (Blair) Boone
2013 – Monica Leiper
2013 – Amelia Watts
2014 – Gail Clause
2014 – Chester Finley
2013 – Bart Hurley
2015 – Megan Bell
2015 – Nicole Biddy
2015 – Mary Lawrence
2015 – Julia Ramirez
2015 – Shelby Smith
2015 – Nicole Washington
2014 – Keiyana Price
2014 – Benjamin Mitchell
2014 – Hannah Eliser
2014 – Gary (Ben) Triola
2013 – Thomas Dean
2013 – Johnathon Drago
2013 – Ronica Duhon
2013 – Brittany Himber
2013 – Ashley Reed
2013 – Cornelius Singer
2013 – LaWanda Wheeler

For more information on the LCI Foundation or to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact April Ruffolo (