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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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Executive Director Ruth Huff 7021 Goshen Road Oxford, NC 27565 Tel:(919)693-3962 Fax:(877)663-1146

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