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Which Goose Creek team

will advance to the Lone Star Chef competition state finals?



Goose Creek CISD is participating in Aramark’s annual Lone Star Chef Competition this year. One of our teams of student chefs will be chosen to represent our district at the state competition in March, where teams will vie for $5,000 in scholarships and prizes. 

Lee High School

coached by Chef Ginger Zoidis


Sterling High School

coached by Chef Alesha Tate



Stay Tuned to find out!

Living the Dream: Meet new Aramark Chef Franchesca Bland

Chef Franchesca Bland joined the Nutrition Services Department November 27, replacing Chef Kylie Sobczak, who now teaches for the district at Stuart Career Tech High School.


When Chef Bland was in elementary school, she remembers arguing for control of the television with her two sisters. They wanted sitcoms and cartoons; Franchesca wanted to watch cooking shows. Her favorites were “Great Chefs: Great Cities” and “Cooking Live with Sandra Moulton.”


One day, she saw a television commercial for theCulinary Program at the Art Institute of Houston.


“I was amazed that you could cook for a living,” she said. “That’s when I knew what I wanted to do.”


Franchesca never strayed from that dream.

She earned her culinary degree from there and has been refining her skills ever since (and getting paid for it, much to her delight.) Her experience ranges from Food Operations Manager at St. Luke’s Hospital, to teaching culinary arts students at Alvin community College.



Chef Franchesca is looking forward to bringing her passion for cooking to the students and staff of Goose Creek CISD. 


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