Assistant Professor, Food & Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts
- 570.320.2400 ext. 7697
- LEC, Rm.B2105
Chef Mary G. Trometter has been teaching at Pennsylvania College of Technology since 1989, starting as temporary full-time and moving to permanent full-time in 1990. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Widener University and a Master of Education degree from Wilkes University. Her primary focus is teaching Foundations of Professional Cooking (FHD101) to students enrolled in the Hospitality Department degree programs. Chef Trometter is in direct contact with all the first- or second-semester students with abilities ranging from the novice student, to students entering from vocational programs, to experienced cooks from the industry. She is primarily dedicated to establishing sound culinary technical skills, organizational skills, introducing the importance of team dynamics and a respect for the beauty and the “beast” that is the hospitality profession.
Having spent her teenage years working on the family farm, Chef Trometter remembers the hard work and toil all farmers experience to produce quality crops. Pulling weeds, cutting hay and selling produce out of the family pick-up truck provided an education one cannot find in a book. The work was hard but enriching, both physically and spiritually.