During the month celebrating the 20th anniversary of Community First Bank, the chefs and catering truck the bank uses to support customer businesses and organizations once again was cooking on location. This time, the New Iberia team headed to Broussard to serve dinner to the volunteer contractors and support services that built this year’s St. Jude Dream Home.
“It’s the Community Bank cooking rig. Bobby Musso designed it,” said Kenny LeJeune, chief shrimp fryer. All three of the cooks preparing and serving food last week in the rain are vice presidents at Community First Bank. “We get event requests ahead of time, but we’re here with the St. Jude home because Community First Bank’s Senior Vice President Jerome Weber’s customer, Bryan McLain, is the builder and developer for the home. We partner with them to finance this.”
May 10 was the bank’s 20th anniversary. It is now in six cities with eight locations.
“The best fried shrimp in the city isn’t in a restaurant,” Weber said. “It’s at a bank.”
Patrons of the Bayou Teche Museum have been the benefactors of their cooking, with shrimp annually served at the museum’s gala. Also on the traditional menu for the team is pork jambalaya and for the day with St. Jude, cole slaw and a slice of bread.
“This is for all the contractors and vendors that donated stuff for the Dream Home,” said Weber. “Bryan McLain is my customer and we’ve been doing this about 10 or 11 years. His wife, Sylvia, was the manager at the SugArena. I knew her before him. He’s developing the Ridge in Coteau off Fremin Road. It’s a River Ranch project in Iberia Parish.”
Visit SylviaMclain.com/st-jude for giveaway details.