Apr 05, 2023
Dr. Francine Marz - Dean
Culinary Institute of the South

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Dr. Francine Marz is Dean of Culinary & Hospitality at the Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, SC. She has 30 years of industry experience. Prior to her current role, she served as the Culinary Director for Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and also worked for Montgomery County Community College in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for opening its Culinary Arts Institute. She has years of culinary coaching and competition experience for various state, regional and international competitions and has judged numerous high school and college culinary competitions over the course of her career. 


Marz has also worked in a number of restaurants, hotels and resorts across the country, such as Marriott Hotel and Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World, often serving in leadership roles or as executive chef. Chef Marz has also worked with a number of celebrity chefs and notable chefs around the country. While in college, Marz worked for several respectable Charleston institutions including the Mills House Hotel, Seabrook Island Resort and Peninsula Grill.


Marz recently earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Innovation and Learning in 2021 from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and Finance from Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona, a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, an Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, also from Johnson & Wales.