After graduating and working as a pastry chef for the Daily Bread in Providence, RI, Frances Burnett worked as a consultant for the National Honey Board, Calif. Raisin Advisory Board and Flaxseed Council of Canada on behalf of Thomas Payne Market Development in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, Burnett worked for Marriott International in Los Angeles, San Diego, Bermuda and New York as a pastry chef/baker/task force trainer, traveling to new hotels to open bakeries. She also worked at Bristol Farms Market in California as bakery supervisor.
Burnett is one of a handful of women in the country to hold the prestigious title of Certified Master Baker and is also a Certified Executive Pastry Chef and Certified Hospitality Educator. She is currently pursuing an EdD in instructional leadership with a concentration in educational technology from Argosy University in Sarasota, FL.