Francine März

Marz to lead Culinary Institute of the South 


From staff reports 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry has hired Chef Francine Marz to serve as Dean of the Culinary Institute of the South. 

Chef Marz has more than 30 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Culinary Director for Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa. While at Northampton, Marz oversaw the renovation of the school’s student-run restaurant, culinary kitchen and related facilities. She also headed up the college’s culinary program overseeing faculty, catering and students in the program. 

Marz replaces Chef Miles Huff who retired in June, after working to launch the Culinary Institute of the South, which opened in November of 2021. 

“I’m very excited about the building and all the potential opportunities that are here,” Chef Marz said in a news release. “The team at the culinary school and the college itself were just the right fit.” 

A native South Carolinian, Marz said she was also excited to be relocating to South Carolina’s Lowcountry. “I love this area and the fact that it is a growing area, and just everything it has to offer.” 

TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said the college was “very happy” to have Chef Marz join the team. 

“Having worked in the industry and also having opened and worked at not one but two culinary schools similar to ours made her the ideal candidate for the dean’s position,” he said. “Her energy and enthusiasm will certainly have an impact.” 

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