Marc DeMarchena

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 1998

Marc DeMarchena, M.A.T., WSET, FDRP, SWE

Contact Info


Prior to joining the faculty at Johnson & Wales University, Professor DeMarchena managed food & beverage operations at a variety of hotels, national parks and inns across the United States.

His teaching focuses on a broad range of beverage topics across the beer, wine, spirit and non-alcoholic beverage sectors. Introducing students to the worlds of coffee and tea, he provides students of different majors the ability to plan future entrepreneurial and career initiatives. Marc also spends time teaching Culinary and Pastry students the key elements of menu planning and cost control.

Additionally, he teaches the Wine Spirit Education Trust courses and food and wine pairing lessons to the local learning community which provide certifications or fun for the interested beverage consumer.

In addition to his College of Food Innovation & Technology responsibilities, he acts as a consultant through MADWORKS, providing event planning, restaurant consulting and excellence training.


  • MA Teaching, Alan Shawn Fienstein Graduate School, JWU 2002
  • BS, Food Service Management, Johnson & Wales College, 19881

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

Teaching Interests

Coffee, Tea, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Spiritfree Drinks, Serving Guests, Food & Cooking, Bar Crafting, F&B operations, F& B Finance


  • CUL4045 Spirits & Mixology Management
  • CUL3092 Brewing Arts
  • FSM2045 - Menu Planning
  • CUL3093 Non-Alcoholic Beverage Specialist
  • CUL3020 Foundations of Wine
  • CUL2510 Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management

Extra Curricular Roles

Vice Chair, College of Food Innovation and Technology Curriculum Committee
University Curriculum Committee


Professional Affiliations

American Home Brewers Association
Society of Wine Educators
Specialty Coffee Association
Wine Spirits Education Trust
World Tea Academy