Mabel Darden Vilcan was the cook at the Chitimacha School for many years. She took pride in feeding many generations of tribal children and she touched many lives in this contributing role in the community. She was preceded as cook by her second cousin Jane Vilcan and was succeeded by her daughters “Pat” Vilcan and Ethel Vilcan Persilver, all who are fondly remembered for their contributions as well. Aunt Mabel, as she was referred to by most, was a talented cook and baker. She was also known for her caring nature, generosity, kindness, wit and wisdom. To show her love and appreciation Mabel would bake things as gifts; her cinnamon rolls, a community favorite, were often made to share with family, fellow tribal members, friends, and tribal leaders.