January 16, 2017
SMA CELEBRATES 150TH ANNIVERSARY
On December 2, 1867, St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors on Chartres Street in New Orleans, LA under the leadership of Mother Josephine Charles. In June 1878, Victoria Jourdan became the first graduate.
In 2017, 150 years later, St. Mary’s Academy is celebrating its sesquicentennial by hosting a number of events that commemorate the school’s rich legacy. We invite you to join us for the celebration of our school and foundress Venerable Henriette Delille.
December 13, 2016
November 30, 2016
Nielsen Visits Elementary Students
Sharing their passion for STEM, employees of the local Nielsen company recently visited St. Mary’s Academy Elementary classes. In honor of National Education Week, the Nielsen employees led an educational outreach program at SMA to heighten awareness for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Airis the Chef started out in college as a Marketing major at Southern University and A&M College with the intentions of graduating and becoming the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. However, after cooking her very first meal on two hot plates in her college dorm room (Smothered Pork Chops and Green Beans w/ Potatoes) and having friends rave over it, Airis’ plans changed. After receiving a B.S. in Marketing, Airis relocated to New York City from New Orleans, LA, and enrolled in the culinary program at the Art Institute of NYC.
In the past 14 years, Airis has worked in many genres of the food industry for greats like Danny Meyer (Shake Shack), Gordon Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay at the London, NYC), Sue Torres ( Suenos) and Whole Foods Market, to name a few. Currently, Airis works/plays as a caterer, private chef, consultant, avid world traveler and food blogger. Airis brings all the flavors that she experiences from around the world, mixed with skills and technique and most of all LOVE for FOOD and PEOPLE to all of her clients.