COAL TOWNSHIP - The Northumberland County Career and Technology Center (NCCTC) on Tuesday welcomed Chef Paul Mach, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport and host of the PBS TV show "You're the Chef."

"Chef Paul" worked with the culinary arts students to prepare several dishes, including fontina and tomato tarts, dry adobo rub, roasted boneless leg of lamb and Cuban avocado and pineapple salad with seared scallop inn adobo rub.

Mach is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has more than 25 years experience as a chef in a variety of educational institutions and industry establishments. He also has been active outside the classroom, serving as president of the West Branch Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, participating as a judge at the New York Wine and Food Experience, and taking Penn College culinary students to the Kentucky Derby to cook for thousands of spectators.

The culinary arts program at NCCTC is taught by Chef James Schiavoni.