The holidays are upon us and Thanksgiving day is only two days away! I am sorry to get this to you so late, however, I hope that you will consider participating again or for the first time in our now traditional annual Thanksgiving dinner for the city’s first responders (i.e., police, EMT, firefighters etc.).
For the past 8 years we have proudly and lovingly prepared a Thanksgiving meal for the New Orleans Police Department (and others) that continue to keep our city safe while we begin to enjoy the holiday season.
Last year, when we needed help, many French Quarter restaurants helped by contributing some of their famous dishes for a pot luck style Thanksgiving meal, while WDSU (Channel 6) gave media coverage. We would like to continue with this delicious tradition of gratitude, and in order to make this happen, we need your help again! We respectfully request that you consider donating prepared food.
Last year, we were honored to extend an invitation to our city’s first responders to whom we owe much thanks, and fed the 1st and 8th districts of NOPD, SWAT and those who work with the sheriff’s office. Thanks to several generous local restaurants sending prepared food to us, we were able to serve turkey with dressing, roast beef, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, various salads, cornbread, biscuits, and a lovely selection of desserts to the city’s finest ladies and gentlemen first responders.
My dear friend and retired White House chef, Sir Dr. Master Chef Ronnie J. Seaton Sr., helped to make last year special and is helping again this year by preparing a dish that he has now served to 5 U.S. presidents. Also, he will have his newly published autobiography, Sir White House Chef, available for purchase and signing at the dinner while he is helping to serve our hard working guests.
Prepared food items may be delivered to The French Quarter Wedding Chapel at 333 Burgundy St. Wednesday or Thursday, or we will be happy to pick them up from you. We will have the ability to keep some items cool in a refrigerator and some items warm with a stove and microwave. If there are any questions or you would like to arrange for pick up or drop off, please call me, Rev. Tony Talavera, at (504) 915-1604 24 hours.
Thank you for all your support!
Rev. Tony Talavera & Lou Ann Sheriff