About The Cocoa Bean Bakery & Cafe
The Cocoa Bean has been making beautiful custom cakes for Southeast Louisiana for over 17 years. Let us work with you to design the perfect cake for your special occasion.
Drop by our Hammond location at:
910 E Morris Ave,
Hammond, LA 70403
We are open to serve you, Tuesday through Saturday, 8am to 6pm.
About Chef Anthony Delpidio
Pastry Chef and Owner
After graduating Culinary School, Chef Anthony worked in various New Orleans restaurants, finishing his apprenticeship at the Fairmont New Orleans.
The Fairmont provided a great training ground for Anthony, where he was schooled in all facets of becoming a well rounded chef. After a stay of eight years at the hotel, four of which he occupied the position of Executive Pastry Chef, he continued on to open the pastry program at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in New Orleans.
Harrah’s allowed him to create a program from the ground up, creating cakes, breads and pastries for the many venues on property as well as for some of the other close restaurants in the area.
Chef Anthony is the proud father of 2 beautiful girls, Maiya and Isabella, and now resides in Ponchatoula with his high school sweetheart and business partner Christie Delpidio. He knows the importance of commitment and quality, and strives to provide personal service with a great attitude towards everyone that comes into the shop.
A very important chef in my career once told me something that I will never forget…
It doesn’t cost anything to be nice.
— Chef Anthony Delpidio