Meet FBCA's New Chef - Benito Frausto

Get excited as Chef Benito is back to cook up some amazing meals for our Eagles!

Chef Benito Frausto may be new this school year, but he is not a new face at FBCA. Chef Benito was previously the head chef at FBCA, and his cooking is still remembered and talked about around campus. He has many exciting ideas and recipes to bring to FBCA in the coming school year. The first day of school, Chef Benito and his staff is starting the year off strong with a Back to School grill out for Opening Day! All divisions will have grilled burgers and all the toppings for a fun outdoor cookout. 

Let's meet our new Chef!

Question: What changes will we see to the dining program this year?
Answer: The Upper School will be adding a coffee shop with a barista, who will serve lattes, espressos, smoothies and more. Think a mini-Starbucks on campus, where we will even have homemade kolaches and muffins. We will also be bringing back the deli station and salad bar at the Upper School. Throughout the school year, we will even do a fun 'Chef's Table,' where I will be at the frontline cooking and serving our students cooked to order items such as, Pasta Pronto, Ragin Cajun, Pho and more. The Lower/Middle School will continue to have great choices, and we will make sure to meet the needs of all our students in each division. One of my goals for this school year is to be 100% cooking from scratch on all items served. 

Question: What are some of your favorite items to cook?
Answer: This is hard! I love to make pizza (a fan favorite, especially for the little fans), Tex Mex, and Southern Comfort Food. Last year, I made Birria Tacos for the students, and it was a huge hit! I will definitely do that again this year. 

Question: Tell us about your career path to becoming a Chef.
Answer: When I was younger, I worked at Luby's, which gave me a passion for food and cooking. From there, I worked at Schlumberger, Shell, and a few other places, where I was able to work under some amazing chef's who taught me so much. I love the customer service and seeing the students smile while they are eating your food. I have always felt that you can change a person's day or touch their heart - through food. 

Question: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Answer: I live on a farm in Needville. I have three children - two boys, who are a freshman and junior in college, and one daughter, who is 13. I grew up in the Houston area, and if I could only have one meal for the rest of my life - it would be tacos. 

Welcome Chef Benito! We are so glad you are here!
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