Frances Burnett


JWU Faculty Since 1993

JWU Professor Frances Burnett

Contact Info


Growing up in California, Professor Frances Burnett worked in many retail and grocery store bakeries and delis. When she started her career with Marriott International, she traveled and worked as a task force trainer, opening new hotels around the world. After becoming one of the first female Certified Master Bakers in America, a Certified Executive Pastry Chef with the ACF and a Certified Hospitality Educator, Burnett went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Columbia College and a Doctorate in Education in Instructional Leadership. Recently, she has received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Winthrop University and a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management from Cornell University. Burnett was the Past President and one of the founding executive board members of the Les Dames d’Escoffier, Charlotte Chapter.

Chef Burnett is the representative for the University Outcomes Assessment Committee liaison for the Charlotte Campus. She has taught her way through baking & pastry and culinary lab courses and is now teaching academic courses in the College of Food Innovation & Technology (CFIT).


  • Ed.D., Instructional Leadership, Argosy University
  • M.Ed., Divergent Learning, Columbia College
  • B.S., Foodservice Education, Johnson & Wales University
  • A.A.S., Baking & Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey


  • FSM2045 Introduction to Menu Planning and Cost Controls
  • FSM2025 Food & Beverage Cost Controls
  • FSM3040 Food Servce Financial Systems

Extra Curricular Roles

Editorial Committee for Bakers Rack, Retail Bakers Association 2008-2012

Honors And Awards

  • Special Merit Award, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2004