Along with experience cooking in a commercial environment, professionally trained chef Catherine Mirabilio has developed a career as a food service manager and educator. While food service director for ARA Services, she oversaw all aspects of daily operations, including recruiting and training employees, managing expenses, and conferring with corporate leadership. Catherine Mirabilio has taught culinary arts courses at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, and served as head of the Culinary Arts Department for the Connecticut Technical High School System. Besides instructing classes at these institutions, she directed a restaurant open to faculty and the general public, organized on- and off-campus catering services, and purchased all food materials and equipment.
Currently, Catherine Mirabilio serves as an externship coordinator and chef instructor for the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton, Connecticut. As a National Restaurant Association-certified ServSafe instructor and registered ServSafe examination proctor, she trains students preparing for food service careers in all of the skills requisite to pass the ServSafe examination. Chef Mirabilio also establishes the requirements for all externship programs and arranges the placement of students in professional culinary environments where they can refine the techniques learned in the classroom.
Though knowledgeable in a variety of ethnic cuisines, Catherine Mirabilio particularly enjoys observing the culinary traditions of her Italian heritage. Formerly, she served as a board member of the Ponte Women’s Club, a part of the Pontelandolfo Community Club, an organization committed to preserving the traditions of the Italian village Pontelandolfo.