By Kevin Shannahan
The NSU golf course was the place to be for great food and company Thursday, May 4th as nine teams from around the community battled for bragging rights on who makes the best kabobs in the parish. The popular Crave program is in its 3rd year and is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The teams were judged by a panel of professors from NSU’s Hospitality and Tourism program as well as a “people’s choice” award to be decided by votes from the 150 attendees. Each Crave event has a different theme with this year’s theme being Kabobs.
The program does have a serious purpose in addition to fun and competition. The money raised is used to fund scholarship help for the NSU students who serve as interns with the Chamber of Commerce. The competing teams were: Alliance Compressors, Dickey’s Barbeque, Maglieaux’s, Natchitoches Fire Department, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Bank of Montgomery, Exchange Bank, and the Natchitoches Parish SWAT team.