Fried Chicken Festival Announces Portion Of Proceeds To Benefit Liberty’s Kitchen, Café Reconcile
NEW ORLEANS – Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane’s (FCF) announced a portion of FCF proceeds will be donated to Liberty’s Kitchen and Café Reconcile. The Fried Chicken Festival is set to take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., at Lafayette Square, located in the Central Business District of New Orleans.
"As an organization, the Spears Group values charitable causes in all of our endeavours,” said Cleveland Spears, III, FCF organizer and President/ CEO of the Spears Group. "It was only appropriate to this festival to help further the mission of organizations that assist youth in the culinary arts. This donation was made possible by the generous support of all our sponsors, and specifically AT&T for making this possible.”
Liberty’s Kitchen and Café Reconcile work to improve the development and future of at-risk youth in New Orleans by teaching life skills and offering professional development opportunities through culinary arts. Liberty’s Kitchen’s Youth Development Program provides youth with the foundation to become employed, and self-sufficient. Café Reconcile encourages personal growth while promoting entrepreneurship and community involvement. Representatives from each organization will be present at the festival to accept their donations from leadership of AT&T on stage at the festival.
FCF is a free outdoor festival that brings food, music, family and festivities together in celebration of the classic Southern dish. More than 26 local favorites will be showcased at the FCF. Featured restaurants include Willie Mae’s, Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe, Fiorella’s Cafe, Bayou Hot Wings, Diva Dawg, McHardy's Fried Chicken, Milkfish, The Company Burger, Crepes a la Cart and more. Live entertainment for the festival includes Sweet Crude, John Boutte, Tank and the Bangas, the Brass-A-Holics and DJ Mannie Fresh.
In addition, the festival will include events such as the Chicken Tender Eating Contest and the Best Fried Chicken Contest, which will be judged by local and national food writers, bloggers and critics. Also, the event will feature a 10-foot ONE LOVE wall where festival attendees will be encouraged to share a message of love and encouragement as well as what they love about fried chicken and the festival.
The Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane’s, and is sponsored by First NBC Bank, NOLA Brewery, New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, AT&T, and Walker Motor Corporation.