Meet Chef Lance Franklin, Corporate Executive Chef…
We are proud to have Chef Lance as part of our Cura Hospitality team, where he serves as our Corporate Executive Chef! Throughout his 12-year career, Chef Lance has fully dedicated himself to the culinary world; learning at every step, advocating for nutritional awareness and serving as a mentor to others.
When we reached out to Lance to learn more about his journey, he shared with us that a big motivation for him has been his work with advocacy.
Learning from his personal experiences and struggles, Chef Lance uses both his personal story, as well as professional expertise to teach others about different paths that they can take to attain wellbeing through proper nutrition. He shares, “I have a personal journey to help as many people as I can to achieve their health needs and goals. My own journey started over 13 years ago after being sick and trying to regain my former weight and self. Utilizing diet and proper positive consumption, I was able to change my mental processes, improve my physical appearance and reach my wellbeing goals. [I teach others] that what we put into our bodies multiple times daily is vital to our overall health and much of what we eat is mental.”
Beyond learning about his passion for advocacy, during our interview, we also had the chance to learn more about the dishes he loves, and in particular, his favorite dish! He tells us, as a New Orleanian, “my favorite dish from home is Banana Fosters which was the first recipe I ever attempted as a child. This dish has some sentimental family value as well, which brings me back every time I taste the sweet, savory, chilled blend of ice cream with the warm richness of the butter rum sauce.” Like all true chefs, Chef Lance has also experimented with different ways to prepare this dish and shares with us that he has developed a vegan version, which uses plantains instead of bananas! Chef Lance shares another favorite… Crawfish Mac and Cheese!
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