Meet Our Faculty and Staff

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Linda N. Launey, MsHR, PHR
Executive Director Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

  • Deputy Judicial Administrator and Deputy Clerk of Court City of New Orleans Traffic and Municipal Court
  • Human Resource and Operations Innovation Manager for 2 yrs at City of New Orleans
  • Senior Client Manager, Program Manager, Marketing Program Developer at IBM for 11+ yrs.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – IBM Certified
  • Past Board President of Encore Academy
  • Current Warren Easton Charter High School Board Member
  • Extensive work experience with State, Local, and Federal government entities
  • Master of Human Resource Management, Georgia State University
  • Bachelor of Business Admin, Goizueta Emory University
  • Professional of Human Resource Management Certified

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Angela Wilson MSED, CPCP, CCE
Culinary and Pastry Arts Program Chair

  • AOS Culinary Institute of America, Baking & Pastry
  • BA University of New Orleans
  • MSED University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Executive Pastry Chef Hyatt Regency New Orleans
  • Executive Pastry Chef Sheraton Breakwater Hotel & Casino
  • Founder & vendor Bounyful Green Market
  • 20 + years' experience in Baking & Pastry
  • 9 years Culinary Education
  • Owner Voodough Bakery
  • Recognized in 2019 as one of ACF’s Best Chef

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Vance C. Roux, CCC, CCE
Assistant Program Chair, Professor Culinary and Pastry Arts

  • Native New Orleanian
  • B.S. Nicholls State University
  • 25+ years at Delgado
  • 35+ years of food related experience
  • Custom Maritime Foodservice training
  • General Manager T.G.I. Friday’s Inc.
  • Manager, CUCO’s Restaurant, Inc.
  • Independent Sales Rep, Bayou Foods L.L.C.
  • Dock Supervisor, Louisiana Seafood Exchange
  • Owner/Chef, Southern Hospitality Catering Company
  • Owner/Executive Chef Sandro’s Trattoria
  • Professor/Director, Delgado Community College
  • Department Chair, Delgado Community College
  • Three-time Seymour Weiss Excellence in Teaching nominee
  • Best Chefs of Louisiana 2017 recipient

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Joseph St. Paul, CCE
Faculty, Associate Professor

  • Native New Orleanian
  • B.A. University of New Orleans School of Hotel,
  • Restaurant, and Tourism
  • A.O.S. Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
  • 30+ years of industry experience
  • Executive Chef, Hotel Intercontinental, New Orleans, LA
  • Chef D’ Cuisine, Casino Magic (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Sous Chef/Banquet, Hotel Intercontinental
  • Sous Chef, Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention
  • Center
  • Competed regionally on Gulf Coast with silver and
  • bronze medals awarded
  • Awarded a seat on the ACF Apprenticeship National Council (2012 – 2016)
  • Assistant professor/Apprentice Coordinator, Delgado Community College
  • ACF Certified Executive Chef designation
  • Certified Certification Evaluator
  • Serve on American Culinary Federation National Committee for Elections.

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Alexander Hamman, CEPC, CCE

  • Sous Chef diplomas in Patissierie and Cuisine from
  • Culinary Institute LeNotre in Houston, TX
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montana State University.
  • 14 years teaching experience
  • Certified Executive Pastry Chef and Certified Culinary
  • Educator with the American Culinary Federation
  • 20 years Culinary and Pastry experience.
  • 2-time competitor in The Big Gateaux Show.
  • 5 years writing experience for Louisiana Kitchen &
  • Culture Magazine.
  • 2 years Culinary Editor for Louisiana Kitchen &
  • Culture Magazine

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Christine Anastasi, B.S.
Apprenticeship Initiative Admissions Coordinator

  • B.S. Johnson & Wales University; Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, w/ concentration in Beverage Management
  • 11+ Years Industry Experience; both Front & Back of House in 5 different states (Maryland, Florida, Virginia, California, Louisiana) and Washington D.C.
  • 6+ Years Culinary/Hospitality Education
  • Craft Beer Sales Rep.; Starr Hill Brewery
  • Private Catering
  • Apprenticeship Coordinator, Delgado Community College
  • Hospitality/Culinary Adjunct Instructor, Delgado Community College
  • Culinary Enrollment Coordinator & Advisor, Delgado Community College

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Erin Laurent
Culinary Lab Assistant

  • Native New Orleanian
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, UL Lafayette
  • Associate Degree in Business and Technology, Pastry Arts, DCC
  • Worked in Hospitality for 20 Years
  • Production Assistant, The Vega Group
  • Catering Sales Manager, Marriott International
  • Interim Events and Catering Sales Director, Marriott International
  • Account Sales Executive, Corporate Business Supplies
  • Managing Partner/Chef, Wow Cafe: American Grill & Wingery
  • Culinary Operations Manager, Liberty's Kitchen
  • Convention Services, Royal Sonesta
  • Staff Member, DCC