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ProStart Camellia Brand Recipe Contest Finalists Chosen

It wasn’t easy – but we’ve chosen the top ten finalists in the LRAEF ProStart® Program Louisiana contest! We asked the students to create an original recipe featuring one or more Camellia Brand products – Red Beans, Lady Cream Peas, Black Beans and Crowder Peas – and got a lot of ideas for delicious dishes.

The ProStart Program  was developed by The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation to bring students and professionals together to create future leaders in the restaurant and food service industries. The partnership of Camellia beans and the young chef’s’ creativity was a perfect fit -“So many of us grew up eating Camellia Brand beans,” said LRAEF Executive Director Alice Glenn. “This is a great way for the students to not only pay homage to such a long-standing Louisiana staple, but also to give them an opportunity to show their skills and ingenuity in creating a new dish.”

The following recipes will be part of the final judging:

Donaldsonville  High School

Donaldsonville High School Picture

Red Bean and Rice Boudin Balls


Dutchtown High School

Dutchtown High School Picture for Recipe 2

New Orleans-Style Stuffed Peppers


Hammond  High Magnet School  

Hammond High Magnet School Picture

Cherry Pecan Black Bean Brownies


 Pearl River High School  

Pearl River High School Picture

Blapple Pie


Lakeshore High School

Baked Red Bean Pasta With Corn Bread Crumble

Baked Red Bean Pasta With Corn Bread Crumble


 Satellite Center A

Satellite Center Picture for Recipe 1

Strawberry And Lemon White Bean Bundt Cake


Live Oak High School

Live Oak High School Recipe and Picture_Page_2

Black Bean Seafood Enchiladas


                  Sulphur High School                      

Sulphur High School Picture 1

New Orleans Red Beans And Andouille Sausage Pizza


  Washington Career and Technical Education Center

Washington Career and Technical Education Center Picture 3

Tasso’d up Lady Cream Peas


 West Feliciana High School

West Feliciana High School Picture

Tomato And Lady Cream Pea Panade


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