Something is brewing in Baton Rouge and it’s all for a good cause! Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo will host its fifth annual Brew at the Zoo event next Friday, October 5. Guests 21 and older are invited to enjoy live music, good food, and great beer as the zoo raises money for the animals. This year the event is even offering VIP tickets for purchase that will allow guests early access to the event, express check-in, an exclusive VIP tent, and specialty food and drinks.  

The zoo is also offering five different raffle items to celebrate the five years of the event. Raffle items include a custom keg, a behind-the-scenes animal feeding, a ‘zooper’ birthday party, the ability to name a zoo animal, and a household zoo membership. On top of all the new additions, animal ambassadors will be scattered throughout the zoo to provide guests with the ultimate wildlife experience. Get your tickets now because this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Flavor of the Week: Provisions on Perkins

Provisions on Perkins is the newest restaurant on the block. With its fresh take on Louisiana comfort food, this restaurant brings new life to the building that once hosted Galatoire’s. If it’s your first time visiting, pack your appetite because this menu is overflowing with delectable options. We are big fans of the crawfish cornbread skillet, short ribs and the most underrated vegetable – the roasted cauliflower with whipped goat cheese.  

After all that, make sure you’ve got room for dessert because the Provisions’ crumble cobbler is too good to pass up. Served in a skillet with seasonal slow-cooked fruit and a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, we promise you will want to try it. 

And for the icing on the cake, the restaurant itself is just dang cute. With a whole pink room and graffiti art hung around the restaurant, you will definitely want to snap a picture or two. 

Already planning your next dinner out? Tag your eats with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog.

Workin’ It: Director of Development and Major Gifts

Baton Rouge General’s Foundation is seeking a director of development and major gifts. The director is responsible for managing a portfolio of gift prospects from over 75 corporations and individuals. The director will also oversee the coordination of the Annual Giving model, as well as lead and manage a team of fundraising professionals and support staff.  

Role requirements include five years of work experience within a not-for-profit foundation or business development. A bachelor’s degree in management, marketing, public relations, communications, or a related field is preferred.  

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org.

My Baton Rouge: The Baton Rouge Problem Solver

Whether it’s collaborating on coastal restoration, curing chronic disease, or using technology to end distracted driving, Baton Rougeans don’t shy away from solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. For young professionals like Jake Wagner, the opportunity to match passion with purpose makes dreaming big in the Capital Region an everyday occurrence.  

Jake is a Customer Experience Manager for Cellcontrol, a Baton Rouge-based tech company with a mission to end distracted driving. For Jake, his job with Cellcontrol is a way to make the community safer for everyone. Since its founding, Cellcontrol has gone global and recently reported more than 100,000 subscribers to their distracted driving prevention software. Learn more about how Jake is keeping his community safe on the BRAC blog 

Innovative young professional that keep the community safe, that’s my Baton Rouge.  

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org.

Out on the Town

  • September Social, September 27, join Forum 35 at Creole Cabana for its monthly networking social 
  • 3rd Annual Oktoberfest, October 6, don your lederhosen for Kidder & Schultz’s third annual Oktoberfest celebration 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.