John Fischer teaches wine and service to both bachelor’s degree program students and wine enthusiasts. During his tenure on the CIA faculty, he has also served as maître d’ instructor in the college’s award-winning Escoffier Restaurant. Professor Fischer is the author of At Your Service: A Hands-On Guide to the Professional Dining Room and Cheese: Identification, Classification, and Utilization, and co-author of Bistros and Brasseries. He previously worked as general manager of Morrell Wine Bar & Café, manager of Carmine’s and Arizona 206, cellar master at Rainbow!, manager and wine director of Fresco by Scotto, wine and floor manager at Manhattan Ocean Club, wine director and beverage manager at Campagna and Hudson River Club, and maître d’ and wine director at Mondrian. In addition to his CIA degree, he holds a BA from Swarthmore College.