Wednesday, July 20

Madison Parish CHEF Camp holds Graduation Ceremony

Madison Parish CHEF Cooking Camp participants prepare to serve a meal to their guests during the camp's July 1 graduation ceremony.

Baton Rouge, LA – The week-long Madison Parish Creating Healthy Enjoyable Foods (CHEF) Cooking Camp ended on July 1 with a graduation ceremony for the camps’ youth participants.

A large crowd of parents and family members attended the ceremony along with Madison Parish School District (MPSD) Superintendent Benita Young, several MPSD Board Members and Madison High School faculty and staff members.

Mrs. Young commended the youth for their success and shared words of encouragement to both the students and their parents. City of Tallulah Mayor Paxton Branch also congratulated the youth via phone because he was unable to attend the ceremony. 

An article on the camp also appeared in the Madison Journal Newspaper on June 30.

The camps, with are hosted by the Southern University Ag Center in collaboration with the LSU AgCenter, are designed to teach basic cooking principles and nutrition education to youth.

For additional information about the SU Ag Center’s CHEF camps, call 225-771-2242.

Click here to view highlights from the Madison Parish CHEF Camp.


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