With Thanksgiving only a week away, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you create the perfect gathering. Check them out: 

  • To make sure you’re serving a mouth-watering meal you’ve got to start with a good base. Grab your ingredients at your local farmers market to have the freshest foods in town. 
  • There’s nothing more impressive than a homemade dessert. We know what you’re thinking. My skills reside in box cake mix and box cake mix only. With the help of CounterspaceBR you can turn that narrative around! Sign up for it’s I’m Making Pies (Apple Edition) cooking class to craft the perfect compliment-inducing pie. 
  • Did you get lucky and avoid hosting Thanksgiving? Be sure to thank your resident host with a good gift. They’ll be working away in the kitchen all day, so the least you could do is bring a bottle of wine! Swing by 3 Tails Wine & Cheese for an array of options to choose from for the hostess with the mostest. 
  • If Thanksgiving doesn’t go as planned, don’t fret. You’ve got a whole month to get your groove back. Sign up for Red Stick Spice Co’s Platters & Boards class to learn how to assemble the perfect holiday grazing table for your future soirees. 

Flavor of the Week: Thanksgiving on the Go 

If the hullabaloo of Thanksgiving is too much for you that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a delicious festive meal. Head to BRQ for it’s Thanksgiving three-course meal. For $34 a person, you’ll get a three-course meal including a full Thanksgiving platter and a showstopping pecan pie dessert. If you still want to stay at home but don’t want to deal with the fuss of cooking let BRQ cater your holiday meal with plenty of sides to choose from including mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and cornbread dressing. 

Snap a picture of your holiday spread and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Producer/Editor Production Media  

Community Coffee is seeking a producer/editor to assist with developing innovative branded marketing programs. The producer/editor will collaborate with the senior media producer to develop materials for social, web, and TV Media. A minimum of five years of experience with story editing, writing, lighting, and audio production is required. Experience with Photoshop, Light-room, and Mac computer software 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 BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: Don’t Forget to Give Back for Thanksgiving 

The best way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to give back to the community. Whether it’s money, food, or time, there are plenty of ways to give back in the Capital Region. Sign up to volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul. You can serve food, help clean fruits and vegetables, and make local food pickups during the holiday season and throughout the year. Want to help, but don’t have a ton of time? Consider donating to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help feed community members across the area. If you’d like to help out in a more long-term capacity, consider signing up as a mentor with the Big Buddy program to help the next generation of Baton Rouge. 

Giving back to the community all year round, 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

  • Steel Magnolias, November 21-24, join Red Magnolia Theatre Company for its production of Steel Magnolias all weekend long 
  • White Light Night, November 22, head to Mid City for the much-anticipated night of local makers and festive fun 
  • Turkey Trot at the Bluffs, November 28, start Thanksgiving off on the right foot at this annual 5K 
  • Zoo Lights, November 30, kick off the holiday season with a night of lights at the Baton Rouge Zoo 

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