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Update 8/27/14 - Hey Guys,   We have a few updates, first we have our Fall Open House dates set for September 25th, October 23rd, and November 20th.  Open House starts at 6pm, you can RSVP at www.LCI.edu/OpenHouse. (Hospitality & Culinary Manageme Charlie Ruffolo Aug 27, 2014 8:47 AM
New Leisure Classes Scheduled - Hey guys, The new Leisure Class schedule has been released, http://www.lci.edu/a­ll-leisure-classes.  We have plenty of savory and baking and pastry options, plus knife skills, supper clubs; there is t Charlie Ruffolo Jul 24, 2014 11:34 AM
Hospitality and Culinary Management (HCM) 7/22/14 - Contact: Charlie Ruffolo Press Release for Immediate Use Charlie Ruffolo Jul 22, 2014 10:47 AM
Small Town Chefs Award 6/26/14 - Hey guys,   Hope all is well, it is a beautiful Tuesday in Baton Rouge.  We are excited to announce that the Small Town Chef's Award is almost SOLD OUT.   If you would still like to go please register online and use t Charlie Ruffolo Jun 17, 2014 10:59 AM
Small Town Chefs Award Videos - Good morning, Here are a few videos from the Small Town Chef's Awards on June 26th.  Limited tickets remain!  Proceeds will benefit not for profit Triumph Kitchen.  Come and join us as these local ch Charlie Ruffolo Jun 10, 2014 9:32 AM
2014 June Leisure Classes - Hello Meetup Members!   Please look for your favorite class and sign up at www.LCI.edu/LeisureClasses.  All of our Classes are hands on and you will be cooking and learning from our very own ACF certified Chef Instructors!  The Father's Day Charlie Ruffolo Jun 2, 2014 2:28 PM
Small Town Chefs Award Dinner - Hey guys, We have another awesome event coming up in June!  LCI, Triumph Kitchen, and Country Roads Magazine are all coming together for the Small Town Chefs Awards hosted at Louisiana Culinary Institute.  Great time to check out LCI an Charlie Ruffolo May 16, 2014 2:53 PM
Limited Tickets Left (Gourmet in the Garden) This Friday Night! - Hey Everyone,   We have around 25 tickets left for Gourmet in the Garden!  Looks like this event will sell out and should be a lot of fun!   Go online to get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/­e/gourmet-in-the-gar Charlie Ruffolo Apr 24, 2014 11:01 AM
Gourmet in the Garden, This Friday! - Hey guys,   There is still time to get your  tickets.  This Friday at 6:30pm, weather looks perfect!  We have confirmed 14 local chefs and restaurants preparing some amazing food for y'all!  Parents make sure to get a sitter, bring Charlie Ruffolo Apr 21, 2014 4:03 PM
Gourmet in the Garden April 25th - Hello Meetup Members,   We hope all is well and that you join us for Gourmet in the Garden on Friday April 25th starting at 6:30pm inside of the Botanic Gardens at Burden (I-10 and Essen Ln.)   This is a foodies paradi Charlie Ruffolo Apr 15, 2014 11:49 AM
Updates 1-20-14 -   Good morning,   It's already January 20th and time is flying again!  We have added a couple of new classes (see below).  Both are by high demand and you can register online at www.LCI.edu/leisureclasses.  Please let me kn Charlie Ruffolo Jan 20, 2014 9:27 AM
COOKING FOR ONE, Free Leisure Class This Saturday! - Happy New Year Meetup Members,   This Saturday we have two extra spots available for our Meetup Members only!  If you would like to go, please email me you and your guests name immediately ([address removed]).  First come, first serve Charlie Ruffolo Jan 7, 2014 4:23 PM
Happy Holidays from LCI, Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! - Charlie Ruffolo Dec 18, 2013 12:55 PM
Free Leisure Class for Meetup Members This Saturday (Comfort Foods) - Hey everyone,   We are winding down our calendar year and have another FUN Promotion for a FREE Leisure Class Class this Saturday.  This will be for you and friend!   COMFORT FOODS MADE EASY II SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 20 Charlie Ruffolo Dec 12, 2013 10:59 AM
Cyber Monday 10% Discount (Just for Today) - Hello Meetup Group,   We are offering a Cyber Monday 10% discount for all Gift Certificates purchased today.   Charlie Ruffolo Dec 2, 2013 9:41 AM
Free INTERNATIONAL COOKIES Class - Happy Monday Meetup Members,   From time to time we introduce new classes and want to see what the public thinks.  This Saturday at 9am we have an International Cookies Class that we would like to offer for FREE to the fi Charlie Ruffolo Nov 11, 2013 12:40 PM
We have a WINNER! Part Deux - Congrats Jackie!   Thank you to everyone else that answered.   Look for more promotions coming soon!   www.LCI.edu/leisureclasses   Thanks,   Charlie Ruffolo P Charlie Ruffolo Oct 25, 2013 4:09 PM
RE: [Louisiana-Culinary-Institute-­Cooking-Classes] Last Minute, 2 Free Spots for Monday's Class - My grandmother Anna's red gravy. Julie Sent from my Julie Tinsley Oct 25, 2013 3:53 PM
Last Minute, 2 Free Spots for Monday's Class - Hey guys,   We had a last minute change and 2 spots opened up for Monday's Healthy Italian Cooking Class.   First person to email me their favorite Italian food wins those two spots!  [address removed].  F Charlie Ruffolo Oct 25, 2013 2:52 PM
We have a WINNER! - Congrats Demtra!   She answered the questions and won 2 spots to this Monday's Healthy Italian Cooking Class!   For more info and class schedule go to www.LCI.edu/leisureclasses.  We also sell give cards for the upcom Charlie Ruffolo Oct 24, 2013 1:46 PM
Healthy Italian 10/28/13 Answer the Questions and win 2 FREE Spots!! - Hey Everyone,   As we continue with our October Leisure Classes we have had series of fun promotions.  I think the previous lucky Meetup members (Damatia and Anthony) can attest to the professional and fun atmosphere inside of our kit Charlie Ruffolo Oct 24, 2013 1:35 PM
New Update 10-14-13! October Promotion! Correct Answer Wins a Free Cooking Class! - Hello Meetup Members,   We are thrilled to announce a new promotion for 2 upcoming leisure classes.  We have one spot remaining for each class.  Just like before, first one to answer the questions correctly gets a free leisure class. Charlie Ruffolo Oct 14, 2013 2:12 PM
Congrats - Congrats to Julie and Damatia.   They were our lucky winners from our promotion earlier this week. Both will be attending the Bavarian Desserts Class tomorrow for free.   Make sure to take some pictures and share with Charlie Ruffolo Sep 27, 2013 4:36 PM
Still One Spot Left! - Congrats Damatia!   There is still one free spot available for this Saturday's Bavarian Dessert Class!  Make sure to check your email and answer the promotional question!  This is for Meetup Members only.   Good luck Charlie Ruffolo Sep 25, 2013 10:59 AM
Win a Chance for a Free Cooking Class this Saturday, Bavarian Desserts! - Hey everyone, It's hump day!  We are doing a quick promotion for this Saturday's Bavarian Dessert Class.  We have 2 remaining spots for Meetup Members ONLY!  If you are interested in attending answer the question below. Charlie Ruffolo Sep 25, 2013 10:17 AM
Upcoming Leisure Classes! - Hey everyone, Hope all is well and sorry we have not updated the group lately.  Things are as busy as ever and now it's Back to School followed by Football Season!  I am sure if it’s not the kids, t Charlie Ruffolo Sep 10, 2013 2:16 PM
Thank You! - Good afternoon,   A special thank you to everyone that attended today's tour and cooking demonstration.  We hope you learned a little bit more of what we do at Louisiana Culinary Institute and Charlie Ruffolo Jun 28, 2013 2:04 PM
June 28th Tour and Demo at LCI - Good morning,   We are excited to meet everyone tomorrow.  Looks like we'll have approx 27 to 30 guests coming.  If you would like to attend please RSVP today!  We need solid numbers to prepare everything.  I spoke to Chef Wesley T Charlie Ruffolo Jun 27, 2013 8:02 AM
Tour of LCI, TV show, and Leisure Classes -   Hey Everyone,   We have a couple of new updates.  First the chefs have released a bunch of new leisure classes that are Charlie Ruffolo Jun 24, 2013 11:47 AM
Cooking Channel and LCI present The Freshman Class - Hey Everyone,   As you ma Charlie Ruffolo Jun 12, 2013 4:31 PM
Tour of LCI and New Class Schedule - Good morning,   Hello everyone and welcome new members!  From time to time we like to reach out to our group and get feedback.   We are working on the rest of the 2013 Leisure Class Schedule and would love recommendat Charlie Ruffolo May 21, 2013 10:35 AM
Meetup details changed: Feast of Fields- A Gastronomic Gala - Please read the latest update on Feast of Fields!  Updated on 4-11-13 at 4:26pm. http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­l Charlie Ruffolo Apr 11, 2013 4:29 PM
Feast of Fields Final Update - Hey Everyone,   We are almost SOLD OUT of tickets for Feast of Fields tomorrow night.  I literally have maybe 10 tickets or less left with me at school.   If anyone still wants to go please call or email me at Charlie Ruffolo Apr 11, 2013 3:37 PM
Feast of Fields Friday April 12th - Hello everyone.   We checked the forecast and Friday looks like perfect weather (sunny low 70's), but just in case you wanted to know rain or shine Feast of Fields is s Charlie Ruffolo Apr 8, 2013 10:43 AM
Feast of Fields - Hey Everyone,   Feast of Fields is right around the corner.  Friday April 12th outside at the Burden Center (I-10 and Essen). Please support your local farmers, vendors, and chefs! This is a 5 course wine paired dinner, and everything Charlie Ruffolo Mar 26, 2013 9:57 AM
Sample of the Feast of Fields Menu - Hey Everyone,   We just sent out and update on Feast of Fields.  This is a foodie's dream come true!  We have some amazing Chefs involved including Chef Ryan Andre of Le Creole.  Chef Jeff Oliveri and his culinary team from L'Aube Charlie Ruffolo Mar 15, 2013 10:53 AM
Meetup details changed: Feast of Fields- A Gastronomic Gala - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/87235552/ Charlie Ruffolo Mar 15, 2013 10:39 AM
Louisiana Feast of Fields: A Gastronomic Gala November 9th - Hey Everyone,   We have the PayPal link up to purchase tickets to Fest of Fields on November 9th at the Burden Center. The proceeds of this amazing 5 course dinner will benefit not-for-profits LCI Student Fund (creating scholarships fo Charlie Ruffolo Oct 25, 2012 10:58 AM
upcoming leisure classes! -   Hey everyone,   Here is the link for the upcoming leisure classes, https://www Charlie Ruffolo Oct 19, 2012 9:35 AM
Feast of Fields and More Leisure Classes -   Hey Everyone,   Wow it's already the middle of October, where has the time gone?  We've had so many fun things going o Charlie Ruffolo Oct 16, 2012 1:22 PM
August 2012 Update -     Hello Everyone,   Sorry for the excessive amount of email notificat Charlie Ruffolo Aug 1, 2012 8:47 AM
New Website and New Class Schedule - Hey Everyone, Our new website is finally done! We are excited to announce that signing up for Leisure Classes will be much easier. Here is the new schedule and link Charlie Ruffolo Mar 21, 2012 1:44 PM
New Schedule of Cooking Classes at LCI - Hey Everyone, Happy Mardi Gras!! Sorry for the mass amounts of emails but we have a lot going on.&n Charlie Ruffolo Feb 22, 2012 1:22 PM
Happy Holidays and New 2012 Schedule!! - Hey Everyone, We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. We understand the madness Charlie Ruffolo Dec 14, 2011 10:26 AM
Meetup details changed: Brunch - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/33372342/ Charlie Ruffolo Nov 1, 2011 2:54 PM
Meetup details changed: SOLD OUT! Decorating with Fondant - Sorry this Class has been Sold OUT! Charlie Ruffolo Oct 25, 2011 10:30 AM
Meetup details changed: SOLD OUT!! Holiday Appetizers - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/33369822/ Charlie Ruffolo Sep 19, 2011 1:11 PM
Meetup details changed: Only 2 Spots Left!! Decorating with Fondant - Good Afternoon, ONLY 2 Spots LEFT!! Decorating with Fondant Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Charlie Ruffolo Sep 19, 2011 1:06 PM
Meetup details changed: Sold OUT!! Petit Four Glace - Cakes - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/28126501/ Charlie Ruffolo Sep 13, 2011 10:03 AM
Meetup details changed: 30-Minute Gourmet (Learn to create gourmet meals in 30 minutes or less) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/31856302/ Charlie Ruffolo Sep 2, 2011 4:13 PM
Meetup details changed: Only 4 Spots Left!! Decorating with Fondant - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/28130381/ Charlie Ruffolo Sep 1, 2011 10:40 AM
Meetup details changed: ONLY 2 Spots Left!! Petit Four Glace - Cakes - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/28126501/ Charlie Ruffolo Sep 1, 2011 10:18 AM
Meetup details changed: Chicken 101 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/28128141/ Charlie Ruffolo Aug 3, 2011 1:56 PM
Meetup details changed: Petit Four Glace - Cakes - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/28126501/ Charlie Ruffolo Aug 3, 2011 1:53 PM
Meetup details changed: Gluten Free!! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/28127291/ Charlie Ruffolo Aug 3, 2011 1:49 PM
Meetup details changed: Cajun Creole Cuisine - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/events/28125951/ Charlie Ruffolo Aug 3, 2011 1:46 PM
2011 and More - Good morning, We just wanted to let everyone know that the 2011 schedule of cooking classes will be coming out soon. All of the dates and themes will be listed on the website www.LCI.edu. We have had such a wonderful year and we wan Charlie Ruffolo Dec 21, 2010 7:57 AM
Charlie Ruffolo added a post - Greetings Charlie! I know you probably get hit up a bunch, but I think this could present a very unique opportunity for the people in your group. I am a Casting Producer for ?MasterChef? on FOX with Gordon Ramsay. We are currently casting Charlie Ruffolo Nov 9, 2010 12:37 PM
New Meetup: Brunch Innovations - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What : Brunch Innovations When : Saturday, Dece Charlie Ruffolo Nov 9, 2010 9:21 AM
New Meetup: Chocolates - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What : Chocolates When : Saturday, December 11, Charlie Ruffolo Nov 9, 2010 9:17 AM
New Meetup: Holiday Appetizers - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What : Holiday Appetizers When : Saturday, Nove Charlie Ruffolo Nov 9, 2010 9:13 AM
Meetup details changed: Vegetarian Cuisine. Still a couple of spots open! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/calendar/14525428/ Charlie Ruffolo Oct 25, 2010 3:32 PM
Meetup details changed: Kids and Parents - In the Kitchen Together! Still a couple of spots remaining! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/calendar/14525447/ Charlie Ruffolo Oct 25, 2010 3:31 PM
New Meetup: Artisan Breads is SOLD OUT and the Class is FULL - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What : Artisan Breads is SOLD OUT and the Class is FULL Charlie Ruffolo Oct 25, 2010 3:28 PM
Charlie Ruffolo added a post - Hello to everyone and welcome to the newest members. We have two classes that are still available. Kids and Parents in the Kitchen and Vegetarian Cuisine. If anyone has questions please email me at [address removed]. Or Charlie Ruffolo Oct 8, 2010 10:07 AM
Charlie Ruffolo added a post - Hello everyone, I wanted to say hello to everyone and welcome to all of the newest members!! We do have a couple of new updates and thank you for all of the ideas. First, we have a new chef instructor at LCI; her name is Chef Amy Charlie Ruffolo Jul 29, 2010 9:47 AM
New Meetup: Dessert Terrines - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Dessert Terrines When: Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:30 PM Where: Louisiana Culinary Institute 10550 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 7 Charlie Ruffolo May 20, 2010 9:31 AM
Charlie Ruffolo added a post - Next class is June 5th!! Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 12:30 - 3:30 PM Dessert Terrines Christina Nicosia, CEPC, CCE, ACE, FMP Learn how to make elegant dinner desserts for pennies of what you purchase. Techniques Charlie Ruffolo May 20, 2010 9:27 AM
Only a couple of spots left!! - If you are interested in learning how to make sweet breads including King Cakes please read below. Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 12:30 - 3:30 PM Sweet Breads Christina Nicosia, CEPC, CCE, ACE, FMP Learn to Charlie Ruffolo Feb 5, 2010 11:18 AM
Knife Skills - Hey Everyone, How about them SAINTS!! I also wanted to let everyone know about another highly requested leisure class. Knife Skills: This is an important class that will show you how the professionals get it done with ease and precision. Thes Charlie Ruffolo Jan 25, 2010 1:57 PM
New Cooking Class Schedule - Hey Everyone, We have added a few more classes and I hope you can attend. Please let me know if you have any questions. To sign up for classes go to http://www.lci.edu/site36.p Charlie Ruffolo Jan 14, 2010 10:46 AM
Health and Holidays - Hello Group, Happy holidays and I hope everyone is enjoying this time of year. Before you know it we'll be making New Year's resolutions and health is always at the top of our list. Let us get you on track with a series of healthy cooking cla Charlie Ruffolo Dec 29, 2009 9:56 AM
Happy Holidays from LCI - Happy Holidays everyone!! I know this time of year everyone loves to indulge in all types of wonderful foods. I absolutely love all of the cookies, cakes, desserts, ham, turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes, casseroles, etc. But soon after the wonderful h Charlie Ruffolo Dec 14, 2009 1:30 PM
New Meetup: Fat Free Cooking - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Fat Free Cooking When: February 27, 2010 12:30 PM Where: Louisiana Culinary Institute 10550 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Charlie Ruffolo Nov 23, 2009 1:35 PM
New Meetup: Veggies 101 - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Veggies 101 When: January 23, 2010 12:30 PM Where: Louisiana Culinary Institute 10550 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 70816 2 Charlie Ruffolo Nov 23, 2009 10:09 AM
New Meetup: Cooking on the Lighter Side - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Cooking on the Lighter Side When: January 11, 2010 6:00 PM Where: Louisiana Culinary Institute 10550 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, Charlie Ruffolo Nov 23, 2009 9:26 AM
Free events Saturday October 17th - Good morning all! I hope your Tuesday is treating you well. I wanted to invite all of you to the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday. This event is free and sponsored by Toyota. 12 different Chefs from the area will be cooking various foo Charlie Ruffolo Oct 13, 2009 9:15 AM
Meetup details changed: Artsian Breads - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/calendar/11245952/ Charlie Ruffolo Sep 14, 2009 3:55 PM
New Meetup: Dessert Pies - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Dessert Pies When: November 14, 2009 12:30 PM Where: Louisiana Culinary Institute 10550 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Charlie Ruffolo Sep 14, 2009 3:54 PM
New Meetup: Chocolates - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Chocolates When: December 5, 2009 12:30 PM Where: Louisiana Culinary Institute 10550 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 70816 22 Charlie Ruffolo Sep 14, 2009 3:52 PM
New Meetup: Dessert Pies - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Dessert Pies When: November 14, 2009 12:30 PM Where: (LCI Bake Shop) Dessert Pies with Chef Christina Nicosia Charlie Ruffolo Sep 14, 2009 3:47 PM
Meetup details changed: Artsian Breads - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Louisian­a-Culinary-Institute-Cooking-C­lasses/calendar/11245952/ Charlie Ruffolo Aug 31, 2009 9:44 AM
New Meetup: Chicken 101 - Announcing a new Meetup for Louisiana Culinary Institute Cooking Classes! What: Chicken 101 When: September 19, 2009 12:00 PM Where: Louisiana Culinary Institute 10550 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Charlie Ruffolo Aug 31, 2009 9:25 AM

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