John Maas joined the faculty of Johnson & Wales University in 2006, where he teaches Baking and Pastry as well as Culinary Math and Sanitation.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loyola College, Maas began his professional career in the tax division at Arthur Andersen. Subsequently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of an electronics company with facilities in Baltimore, Md., and Puerto Rico. He decided to combine his financial skills with his love of baking and pastry and begin a new career in the foodservice industry.
In 1993, Maas started a successful wholesale pastry operation in Baltimore, supplying a wide range of restaurants and caterers as well as corporate and individual clients, including a cake made for Pope John Paul II. After selling the business, Maas returned to the classroom as an Instructor at Scottsdale Community College and Baltimore International College. Maas then became executive pastry chef at Princeton University, providing baked goods and pastries to the various outlets at Princeton.