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Faculty Member Receives Society of Wine Educators Credential


Paul MachChef Paul Mach, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently earned the Certified Specialist of Wine credential from the Society of Wine Educators.

The Society of Wine Educators validates wine knowledge, tasting acumen and teaching ability within its certifications. The Certified Specialist of Wine designation recognizes a high standard of academic wine knowledge and the mastery of key elements within the world of wine and vine, as determined by a team of wine-industry educators.

Mach is a recipient of the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award, the highest honor accorded to a faculty member at Penn College. He is co-host of the college’s popular public television cooking series “You’re the Chef” and is a regular contributor to Inside Pennsylvania magazine, published in Sunbury.

Mach has presented seminars at many regional restaurants, the Pennsylvania Farm Show and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. He has taken his students and cooked for thousands at 23 Kentucky Derby and Breeder’s Cup events, as well as the most recent Ryder Cup at Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, Ky.

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