Chef Ruth Varisco Wins Award

Chef Ruth Varisco, Program Manager of the Nunez Community College Culinary Arts Program, was named “2018 Chef of the Year” by the New Orleans Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Chef Ruth joins an esteemed group of past recipients including Chef Paul Prudhomme.

Nunez’s Culinary Arts Program prepares students for careers in bakeries, restaurants, hotels, schools, and cafés. The Culinary Entrepreneurship program brings together principals of small business management with culinary skills for students who want to own their own food-industry business. For training in the Culinary Arts, visit to apply for the Fall 2018 semester. Scholarship opportunities available.