TEACHING CHEFS ARE CERTIFIED: Two culinary arts faculty members at Delgado Community College have completed the American Culinary Federation requirements for recognition as certified executive chefs. This is one of the highest certifications in the culinary industry. Now, all Delgado culinary program full-time faculty hold high-level industry certifications.
Eric Mark is a native of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, and holds an Associated of Applied Science degree from Delgado Community College in culinary arts. His industry experience includes: line cook at Café des Amis, Breaux Bridge; Prejean’s Lafayette, under James Graham; and Hotel Acadiana, Lafayette.
Joseph St. Paul is a native New Orleanian who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New Orleans School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. He has more than 25 years of industry experience, including executive chef at Hotel Intercontinental, New Orleans; chef de cuisine, Casino Magic, Mississippi Gulf Coast; and sous chef, Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center.
DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE APP: A team of faculty members, administrators, staff and students at Delgado Community College have created a mobile app that students can use to organize and enhance their experience.
Delgado is the first community college in the state of Louisiana — and the first among its sister institutions in the 13-member Louisiana Community and Technical College System — to create and deploy a mobile app for students.
The initial version of the Delgado app is focused almost exclusively on student services and needs. The second phase of the project will see the app expanded to include information and services of interest to college employees, alumni and other non-student populations.
Download the Delgado mobile app from the App Store on iTunes and from Apps on Google Play. Versions for most Android and Apple devices and Windows tablets are part of the initial release; Windows phone users must wait until the next phase of the project.
MORMON MISSION: Yazmin Martinez, of Harvey, has put her Loyola University studies on hold so she can serve an 18-month unpaid Mormon mission in Comayaguela, Honduras.
Martinez is a member of the Spanish Westbank 2nd congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Harvey.
Yazmin’s father, Nain Martinez Sr., is the 2nd counselor to the bishop in the Spanish Westbank 2nd congregation. Yazmin’s mother, Letty Martinez, formerly headed the women’s organization in the Spanish congregation.
Other West Bank residents serving Mormon missions abroad are Madelyn Giron, in Santos, Brazil; Jedrick Fossati, in Curitiba, Brazil; Daagel Fossati, in Lisbon, Portugal; and Corey Robbins, in Singapore.