John Maas

Associate Professor,  College of Culinary Arts

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Upon graduating from Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, I began my professional career in the Tax Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. I achieved by CPA certificate and was licensed in the State of Maryland. I  subsequently served as chief financial officer of an electronics company with facilities in Baltimore, Maryland, and Puerto Rico.

In 1992, I  decided to combine my financial and manufacturing skills with a love of baking and pastry. Accordingly, I attended Baltimore International College and in 1993, graduated with an associate degree in professional baking and pastry. Upon graduation, I started a successful wholesale pastry operation in Baltimore, supplying a wide range of restaurants and caterers as well as corporate and individual clients. Among the unique assignments was a cake made for Pope John Paul II during his visit to Baltimore.

After selling the business in 1998, I returned to the classroom as an instructor at Scottsdale Community College and Baltimore International College. In July 2001, I took the position of executive pastry chef/bakeshop manager at Princeton University. The Princeton University Bakeshop was responsible for supplying the various units operated by Dining Services including residential dining, catering operations and retail operations.

I joined the faculty of JWU Charlotte in 2006. While at JWU, I  completed my master’s degree in hospitality administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I have also maintained my CPA license and am currently licensed in the State of North Carolina.