NCACTE Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division...
||At the age of five Chef Karrell "Relish" Darden knew she had a passion
for cooking when she made her 1st eggless birthday cake. At the age of
nine, she and a neighborhood friend started their own dessert business
that catered to the neighbor's sweet tooth.
As a teenager Chef Darden continue to travel on her culinary path by
attending Johnson and Wales University. It was at this fine institution
that she received her Associates degree in Culinary Arts (2004) and
her Bachelor's Degree in Food Service Management (2006). She would
later further education by obtaining her Master's in Education (2013).
Chef Darden was the head of the Culinary Arts Department at Terry
Sanford High School. She was the FCCLA advisor and cheerleader
coach as well. She shared her passion of cooking with the youth in the
Fayetteville area by launching "Little Chefs", which is a cooking class
offered at various recreation centers in the area. Chef Darden is also
the owner of "Relish This Catering Company". Ms. Darden is now following
her dream and pu rsuing a career as a culinary instructor at Livingstone
College.Chef Darden comes from a blood line of successful chefs and has chosen
to share her passion with others through many different avenues.Life without
cooking is a life that doesn't exist for Chef Darden.
The entire NCACTE-FACS Division executive board is committed to enhancing Family and Consumer Sciences Education within the North Carolina.
However, we need YOU. Your membership is very valuable and applications can be found on this website. There are several benefits to joining
NCACTE; however, the fact that we are the ONLY professional organization with a lobbyist at the state and national level working with
legislatures to provide funding for our Career and Technical Education programs and positions is the best reason for joining our dynamic
organization. Again thank you for support and membership.
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