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Montclair, NJ 07042



MACHE | Montclair Academy of Culinary & Hospitality Education


Goal:  A cooperative multi-grade learning community within Montclair High School, MACHE offers advanced technical and specialized enrichment that successfully integrates vocation and academics to students interested in pursuing careers in the culinary field.  


By incorporating and utilizing Montclair’s culinary community, MACHE features monthly interactive seminars, of global and immediate interest, presented via local chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other culinary world notables. The interactive seminars will be selected, coordinated and arranged by MACHE director, Pamela Wright, in cooperation with Montclair Food & Wine Festival.  Necessary expenses for seminars will be provided for by the non-profit Montclair Food & Wine Festival.


The 2014-2015 academic year will feature:

September        NJ Aquaculture presented by  Gef Flimlin

October        International Flavors: South America, presented by Costanera

November        Principles of Pasta presented by Lou Palma & Laura Schenone

December        Spice Clinic presented by Mausam Indian

January        International Flavors: Ramen Clinic presented by Ani Ramen


March            The Business of Owning Restaurants presented by Fin, Salute

May             Cookbook Writing presented by fi:af

June             Cooking CSA Style presented by Escape Montclair


[MACHE enhances academic achievement by bringing local business owners and entrepreneurs closer to the local student body. Students of MACHE will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, through our Mentor Restaurant Network.] Melody to research insurance issues.  

MACHE will also host an annual student/parent informational meetings to better support our students.