Chef Lacie Hall of Prairieville stopped by the ARC of East Ascension last month to teach the Arc members how to properly cook.

"This is a great opportunity and I have learned a lot. I have never worked with a group of people this large and it is a blessing to see the happiness and the smiles," Hall said. "I like to see they smiles when I come through the door."

ARC Executive Director Norma Dukes said the cooking lessons was a great opportunity because it teaches everyone how to cook simple meals for themselves.

"One thing about the individuals that have individual disabilities is that they are celebrators. They love people and they celebrate, they don't just tolerate people, they appreciate.