Join the Graduate Career Center in welcoming guest chef and sommelier Christine Merlo for a demonstration on making fall-themed finger foods with a budget-friendly wine pairing. This event is open to all alumni of D'Amore -McKim School of Business Graduate Programs.  

Participate in the following activities…

  • Part 1 (6:00 – 7:00 pm) Chef and Sommelier Christine Merlo will demo seven recipes that you can use when hosting your own gathering, get together, or networking session with a budget- friendly wine pairing suggestion. Recipes and ingredients will be sent ahead of time for you to buy ingredients and follow along, or just join to watch and make the recipes after.
  • Part 2 (7:00 – 8:00 pm) Networking with other alumni from D'Amore-McKim School of Business Graduate Programs.

This event is for alumni from D'Amore-McKim School of Business Graduate Programs.


Chef Merlo is an Associate Professor of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Massasoit Community College and an Adjunct Instructor in Culinary Arts at Boston University. She taught at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA where she received the 2010 L'Espirit d'Excellence Award – given to the educator who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in their contributions to their students, peers, and campus; and the 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award – voted by the graduating class at Le Cordon Bleu Boston. She is involved in the non-profit children's program Cooking Up Culture, and has been a freelance writer for the Boston Globe's Food Section, Recipe Coordinator for “The Phantom Gourmet” television program, Wine Associate for Sebastiani Vineyards, and worked on the PBS television program “Simply Ming” with Ming Tsai, Chef, and owner of Blue Dragon Restaurant in Boston, MA. She was also an Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts at Newbury College. 

Christine is a graduate of Boston University's Culinary Arts Certificate program, a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and earned an Intermediate Wine certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. 

A former Class Dean and MBA Program Manager at Babson College and an Assistant Director of Athletics at Framingham State University, she received her Bachelor of Science in Business at Providence College and a master's degree in Human Resource Management from Framingham State University.