Jefferson Chamber’s Annual Gala

March 20, 2017 | Updated: 9:22 a.m., March 20, 2017

Jefferson Chamber's Annual Gala

"The Jefferson Chamber will host its Annual Gala to celebrate achievements of 2016 and the Chamber's 20th Anniversary. A Gala in prohibition style, featuring an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, casino games, a silent auction, and performance by The Phunky Monkeys. This event offers an opportunity to socialize with Jefferson Parish's top business leaders, community activists and elected officials." - jeffersonchamber.org

  • Friday, March 24, 2017
  • Time
    • VIP Cocktails at 6:30pm
    • Gala from 7:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Location
    • The New Orleans Saints Training Facility
    • 5800 Airline Drive
    • Metairie, LA 70003
  • The Gala is Roaring 20’s themed in celebration of the Jefferson Chamber’s 20th Anniversary
  • 1920’s Attire encouraged, but not required. Black Tie Optional.
  • Pigèon Catering will be serving heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the entire event
  • Open bar
  • The Phunky Monkeys will be performing
  • Additional live performances + silent auction, casino games, jewelry showcase, and photo ops with the Lombardi Trophy!
  • 100% proceeds go towards the Jefferson Chamber’s efforts in public policy, advocacy and quality of life initiatives.
  • Must be 21 or older to enter
  • Tickets
    • Early Bird Ticket: $125
      • General Admission to the Gala
    • VIP Ticket: $200
      • Early access to the Gala
      • Private seating, food, and bar throughout the entire event
    • Corporate Package: $1,000
      • 12 General admission tickets to the Gala
    • VIP Corporate Package: $1,100
      • Six VIP Tickets
    • Corporate Suite Package: $1,500
      • Five VIP Tickets
      • Five seats at a reserved table at the Gala
    • Gold Sponsor: $3,000
      • Reserved table of (10) at Gala
      • Two tickets to VIP reception preceding Gala
      • Sponsor name in Gala program & on Gala promotional pages on the Chamber's website (1000+ impressions)
      • Sponsor logo displayed on sponsor's table tent at the event & rotating on viewing screens throughout evening (1000+ impressions)
      • Announcement and formal thank you from stage (1000+ impressions)
    • Platinum Sponsorships: $4,000
      • Exclusive Sponsorship of a specific event area or feature
      • Pre and post event press releases sent including your company name (2,500 impressions)
      • Premier name recognition in the Chamber's full page advertisement in Biz New Orleans (5000 impressions)
      • Sponsor logo in Gala program (1,000+ impressions)
      • Sponsor logo on Gala promotional pages on the Chamber's website
      • Reserved table of (10) at Gala
      • Two tickets to VIP reception preceding Gala
      • Sponsor logo displayed on sponsor's table tent at the event (1,000+ impressions)
      • Sponsor logo on select event signage, including exclusive signage for sponsor's event area (1,000+ impressions)
      • Sponsor logo rotating on viewing screens throughout evening (1,000+ impressions)
      • Opportunity to place appropriate promotional item in each attendee's gift bag
      • Announcement and formal thank you from stage (1,000+ impressions)
      • Recognized at Chamber's Board of Director's meetings
    • Purchase your tickets here.

Click here for more information about the Jefferson Chamber's Annual Gala.

Click here for more information about the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

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Pigèon Caterers of New Orleans

  • 535 S. Clark St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70119
  • 504-262-0412
  • Website

Ham, Meunster, & Strawberry "Grilled Cheese"

Ingredients:

  • Marble Rye Bread
  • Softened unsalted butter
  • Strawberry Preserves
  • Sliced Ham
  • Sliced Muenster cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Fresh Strawberries

Procedure:

  1. Spread one side of one slice of bread with approx. 1 ½ Tablespoons of Strawberry Preserves.
  2. Place a slice of Muenster cheese on top of the preserves.
  3. Place approx. 3 ounces of thin sliced ham on top.
  4. Place one more slice of cheese on top of ham.
  5. Top with second slice of bread.
  6. Spread a thin layer of butter on the outside of the bread

To cook:

  1. Pre-heat a Panini grill or nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place the sandwich and allow to brown on each side, lightly pressing down with a spatula.
  3. Remove and sprinkle the top of the sandwich with powdered sugar from a shaker or fine mesh strainer.
  4. Cut sandwich in half. Place one small or half of one large strawberry on top of each sandwich half.  Secure with a decorative pick.
  5. Serve immediately.

NOTES:

  • There are near endless variations to this sandwich. Experiment with different types of meats, cheeses, breads and jams or jellies.
  • Try heating the meat slightly in a microwave just prior to building the sandwich. This will help the cheese to melt without the sandwich over browning in the skillet.
  • Olive oil could be substituted for the butter.

Sandwiches could be made up to a day in advance and held refrigerated and wrapped in plastic.  If so, do not butter the bread until just prior to cooking.