NOCHI offers non-degree vocational training in Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts certificates. It’s an industry-driven accelerated program (100 days with just as much lab hours/hands on experience as others) for a fraction of the cost as competitor schools. One of the most exciting offerings is the enthusiast courses that invite visitors for in-depth lessons on technique and hands-on experience with preparing staple Louisiana cuisine like crawfish and gumbo.
Carol Markowitz, NOCHI Executive Director, brings over 15 years of deep multi-industry experience in strategic and financial planning and general management to the NOCHI team. Since moving to New Orleans in 2011, she served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Idea Village (a non-profit dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greater New Orleans), and has become actively involved in efforts to make New Orleans a more attractive place to live, work and do business through her involvement with the NOLA for Life workforce reentry workgroup, New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation and the Broadmoor Improvement Association. Carol was pivotal to the success of NOCHI’s bid for the former Artworks building and was hired in February 2014 as Executive Director. Carol has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.
New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute: nochi.org