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International Chef, Chef Educator, Entrepreneur, National Speaker, Minister, Founder of Sister Love
Carmen R. Bazile grew up in the 9th ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. Raised in She grew in a faith based household, she attended and served in church from a young age. As one of seven children there was plenty to be done both in and out of the house. While she did not know the path God set before her, she trusted and followed His lead. With His help and the loving guidance of her parents, both great cooks, she became a chef both in the natural and the spiritual.
Carmen's journey to feeding people natural and spiritually was full of triumphs, trials and self discovery. Unaware that cooking could be a profession, a great woman named Elsie K. Leftwich introduced her to the expression culinary arts. Carmen went on to receive an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Delgado Community College. She went on to work in some of the famous restaurants in New Orleans: Rizzo's Italian Restaurant in the French Quarters, Cafe' Brulot' on Magazine Street, and Windjammer Restaurant, Out by the Lakefront. These were notable accomplishments as the industry was plagued with great prejudice. After serving in industry for more than ten years, she discovered she was the first black female to graduate from Delgado Community College Culinary Arts Program. She was a trailblazer.
Shortly after another influential individual, John J. Kane her former school counselor from Delgado, helped guide Carmen and foster her gift. She left industry and returned to the classroom to teach. She taught culinary arts at Elaine P. Nunez Community College for twenty-four years and ten years more at the extension program at Jackson Barracks, in New Orleans. Feeling the need to venture into her own business, along with her husband Gregory P. Bazile she developed her own line of All Natural Seasoning Blends under the Name:" Miss Ruth's". They serviced schools, hospitals, institutions and local stores in the New Orleans area for many years. Many doors opened for her through her career including the opportunity to speak nationally on women’s health and travel internationally through Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) to represent the United States in Shanghai China at an international food show.
As an entrepreneur, chef educator, and national speaker Carmen feed people naturally for more than thirty years and continued to contribute to industry by creating her own pocket Pal Cookbook. "Cooking with A New Orleans Sista." After retirement she felt a strong pull to feed people spiritually. The following are words from Apostle.
"My greatest desire is to help those that are hurting as I was after the devastating Hurricane Katrina shifted my husband and I to the northern part of Alabama. Father God spoke to my heart, and began the process of healing in me, so that I would be of the mindset to help others who were hurting. From this shift came "Sister Love" a faith based organization that not only reaches out to women, but also men and children who are hurting. There are some great people working with me in Sister Love. It is a beautiful thing how God hand picked them. I am a blessed woman not because I am so great or special but because I know that whatever God desires to do with me, and those around me, it is for Him and Him alone. I am that I am because of God, and I will serve Him all the days of my life. My prayer is that my granddaughter Briana will someday continue the carrying of the mantel of Sister Love, for many years to come, with the nurturing of other spiritual daughters guiding and directing her. Thank You, Fate and Ruth Riley, for directing and guiding me in a faith life. You were great parents."
Elder (Bishop) Carmen R. Bazile