Paul O’Neill, MEd, an assistant clinical professor, joined the Center for Food and Hospitality Management in 2013 as an adjunct instructor and was pleased to accept a full-time role as director of special projects the following year. During his time as director he had the opportunity to coordinate and manage many of the center’s events and cultivate industry relationships. His 25 years of industry experience afforded him the opportunity to navigate his new position with wide-ranging skills and resources.
Prior to joining the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, O’Neill held various roles in the food-service industry as pastry cook, baker, chef, culinary arts instructor and as front-of-house personnel, the latter leading to a position within the James Beard-nominated Vetri family of restaurants.
In 2017, O’Neill accepted a full-time position as assistant clinical professor within the Food and Hospitality Management department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. His area of concentration includes beverage studies and front-of-house service.
• Chair, Curriculum Committee
• Vice-chair, Philly Chef Conference
• Board member, Philly Wine Week
• Faculty Associate, Citizenship Project
Wine and beer education; Restaurant management; Event management
Master of Arts, Secondary Education, 2010
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Historical Studies, 2007
Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ
University of Seville, Study Abroad-Historical Studies, 2006