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Accomplished Alumni to Speak With Students About Careers


Two alumni from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Hospitality will visit the college this month to talk with students about their jobs in unique hospitality niches.

Shawn Sidey, who graduated in 1996 with a degree in food and hospitality management, will visit the college on Nov. 17. Sidey is a roasting supervisor for Starbucks Coffee Co.’s York Roasting Plant in York.

Prior to joining Starbucks, he helped found the Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen in Camp Hill, where he was the lead instructor. His other titles include roast master and manager for Morning Star Coffee in West Chester, where he received 10 individual Awards of Excellence from the American Tasting Institute for roasted coffee; store manager for Brew HaHa!, a chain of gourmet coffee shops in Newark, Del.; and catering manager for Aramark at the University of Delaware.

Sidey will talk to students about coffee roasting and will conduct a seminar on how to brew and serve a great cup of coffee.

Scott R. Steiner graduated in 1998 with a degree in food and hospitality management. He will visit the college on Nov. 21 to talk with students about his career managing dining venues at major sports and entertainment arenas.

Steiner was general manager for Suites at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Through his five-year employment with Levy Restaurants, which operates food-service locations at 56 sports and entertainment destinations as well as 23 award-winning Chicago restaurants Steiner’s experience includes the openings of Ford Field in Detroit (Lions), the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., and the Toyota Center in Houston (Rockets), as well as assisting as a traveling manager at other major events. In 2006, he worked Super Bowl XL, the NBA All-Star Game and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

He recently accepted a position with Parkhurst Dining Services, which offers dining services for educational institutions, corporations and entertainment venues in the Pittsburgh region, including Robert Morris University’s Island Sports Center and the corporate offices of Dick’s Sporting Goods. It is part of the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.

For more information about the academic programs offered by the School of Hospitality at Penn College, call (570) 327-4505, send e-mail or visit online.

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