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Culinary arts faculty member presents session for consumer science group

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A member of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s hospitality faculty recently presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' annual conference in Scranton.

Chef Paul Mach, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, offered two sessions to the association’s members, providing tips for teaching about — and cooking with — a large variety of grains and dried legumes. The well-attended sessions included samples, recipes and other handouts, and a demonstration. Among grains featured in the recipes are quinoa, kamut and black forbidden rice.

PAFCS is an affiliate of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. Its 5,000 members include secondary-school family and consumer science teachers, extension educators, college deans and professors, and dietitians.

Mach, co-host of the “You’re the Chef” public-television cooking series, was the 2001 recipient of the highest honor accorded to Penn College faculty: the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award. He joined the faculty in 1992. Mach earned associate degrees from the Culinary Institute of America and Erie Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Empire State College of the State University of New York.

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Chef Paul Mach, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts Credit: Pennsylvania College of Technology / Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated July 13, 2018