Culinary Arts faculty presents session for Consumer Science Group

A member of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s hospitality faculty recently presented a session 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 sessions included samples, recipes and other handouts, as well as 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.