Nutrition Services

Chef Bland-Johnson

Living the Dream: Meet Aramark Chef Franchesca Bland-Johnson

Chef Franchesca Bland

Chef Franchesca Bland-Johnson joined the Nutrition Services Department in November, 2017. 


When Chef Bland-Johnson 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 the Culinary 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 enjoys bringing her passion for cooking to the students and staff of Goose Creek CISD.