This chef, educator, entrepreneur, and minister has been a major contributor
to the New Orleans Metro area throughout her life.
Carmen Bazile was the first African-American woman to graduate from
Delgado’s Culinary Arts Program. She received an Associate Degree in
For 24 years, Carmen Bazile the educator, helped students become the future chefs of America by sharing her culinary skills with them at Elaine P. Nunez Community College (formerly Nunez Technical College) in St. Bernard, Louisiana as a Professor of Culinary Arts.
Carmen was a national speaker for the Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation, based in Cincinnati Ohio. Carmen has been a national speaker for this organization since 2002. In 2003, Lifetime Television did a cooking show featuring Carmen preparing healthy meals for women suffering with Heart Disease, Diabetes, and other illnesses.
For the past two years, chefs from around the world have been taught the art of Southern Cooking by Chef Carmen. This program is sponsored by SUSTA (The Southern United States Trade Association).