This year's IIDA Delta Regional Chapter's Awards Gala, held at The Riverview Room in New Orleans, celebrated the Pantone Color of Year - Marsala- a rich and tasteful hue which embodies “a naturally robust and earthy wine red." Event highlights included Master of Ceremonies, Rebecca Cooley, IIDA, and Inspirational Speaker, Liz Williams, President, SoFAB Institute. SoFAB is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to the full breadth of Southern cuisine. In addition to being founder and President of the SoFAB Institute, Liz is a published author of books about southern cuisine. She is also an attorney and previously practiced law in Washington DC and served in the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate General (JAG).