Hospitality Management Teaching Associate Joins FSHN
March 12, 2015
  • /Food Science and Human Nutrition

Alanna Olah joined the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition as a teaching associate for hospitality management on February 2. She will be teaching several of the hospitality management courses, including FSHN 340 and FSHN 443, in which students operate the Bevier Café and Spice Box.

Olah earned a master’s degree in hospitality and tourism from University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.  She was an associate professor at Valencia College, where she taught hospitality management and food and beverage courses.

She has nearly 20 years of experience working in the hospitality industry. Prior to coming to Illinois, she was a food safety and sanitation supervisor for Marriott International at Orlando World Center Marriott. She was also the representative for Marriott International’s Global Food Safety Council for North America. She is a certified instructor and proctor for Servsafe, a TIPS trainer and a Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Wine Sommelier.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her three rescue dogs, and outdoor adventures. Alanna and her husband, Brian, live in Mahomet and have already enjoyed exploring Lake of the Woods Park.