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Faculty Experts

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD

Professor, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

Expertise:

Culinary Arts

Contact:

jonathan.m.deutsch@drexel.edu

215.895.2411

Deutsch joined Drexel from Kingsborough Community College-CUNY, where he served as professor and founding director of the culinary arts program as well as deputy chair of the department of tourism and hospitality. He previously worked at CUNY Graduate Center as professor of public health and founding director of the food studies concentration. Deutsch’s research interests include social and cultural aspects of food, recipe and product development and culinary education. He received his doctorate in food studies and food management from New York University.

For news media inquiries, contact Emily Storz at els332@drexel.edu, 215.895.2705 (office) or 609.351.3592 (cell). 

In the News

  • Food Waste Doesn't Have to be a Problem This Thanksgiving. Here's What to do With Leftovers

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management andAlly Zeitz, manager of the Drexel Food Lab, provided tips on how to reduce food waste and transform Thanksgiving leftovers for a Nov. 22 USA Today story that was picked up by a number of outlets across the country.

  • Ask The Experts: The Economics Of Giving Thanks

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, was quoted in a Nov. 7 WalletHub article offering tips to reduce your Thanksgiving wastefulness.

  • What is a Locavore?

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management, was quoted in a Sept. 21 Philly Voice “Infrequently Asked Question” article about the definition and origin of the word “locavore,” someone who either prefers to, or exclusively, eats local food – food that was grown within 100 miles.

  • Food/Restaurant Expert Finds Tasty Career at Drexel U.

    A profile on Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Food and Hospitality Management was profiled in the Chestnut Hill Local on July 26. 

  • Op-Ed: Is Frozen Fish the New 'Fresh?'

    David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, interviewed with KCBS-AM Newswise (San Francisco) on July 18 about retirement rumors for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and same-sex marriage rights.

  • SFA’s 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show Draws Multi-Channel Buyers

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management participated on behalf of Drexel on a panel as a “trend-spotter” for the Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest marketplace in North America devoted exclusively to specialty food and beverage producers and buyers. His role was highlighted in Total Food Service News on July 11.

  • Local Restauranteurs Forming Hospitality Groups. What Does it Mean For Philadelphia?

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a May 25 Philadelphia Business Journal article in regards to local Philadelphia restaurateurs forming hospitality groups, and what this can mean for the region. Deutsch was also featured in a May 19 Q&A with Speciality Food News in regards to a new type of triple-bottom line for food manufacturers.

  • Stale-beer Bread and Crooked Carrots: How the Hottest Trend in Food Start-ups is Turning Trash Into Products

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in an April 20 National Post story about "upcycling" food waste and the goal of putting more sustainable food products on the shelves instead of in the garbage.

  •  The Hot New Trend in Food is Literal Garbage

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in an April 19 Washington Post "Wonkblog" article about "upcycling" food waste, putting more sustainable food products on the shelves instead of in the garbage. 

  • Restaurateurs Can Take the Heat on Fraught Issues

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in a Nov. 17 City and State article about restauranteurs entwining politics and service.

  • Philly's First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant is Open. Why is Hardly Anyone Eating There?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the EAT Café, were both quoted in a Nov. 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Cafe in its second week after opening. The University City Review also did an article on the Cafe that printed Nov. 2 in which Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was also quoted.

  • Great Beats Gadgety in the Kitchen

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in a Sept. 2 Chicago Tribune story about the best kitchen tools according to the professionals that was picked up on Oct. 13 by The Columbian (Vancouver, Washington).

  • Less Than a Year Since Debut, Phila. Restaurant Tech Startup Nets Garces, Batali and More

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in Philadelphia Business Journal stories on Sept. 30 and Oct. 10. One was about La Colombe's growth and success as a brand. The other about the expansion of restaurant technology that provides structure and clarity for back-of-the-house operations.

  • How Far Will Fast-Food Restaurants Push Innovation?

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Sept. 19 Motley Fool article about fast food restaurants trying bolder innovation when it comes to their menu items. The story was also picked up by Business Insider.

  • Artisanal Food Waste: Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

    Jon Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in an Aug. 19 NPR story about artisanal food waste and the Drexel Food Lab’s rescued relish A surplus food item that will be sold at Fare & Square, a Philabundence associated grocery store.

  • Drexel Student's Dessert Makes it Onto Shake Shack Menu

    Jon Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a July 1 Philadelphia Business Journal story about Drexel’s Culinary Arts program and the Drexel Food Lab, regarding the student concrete creation, ‘City of Butter-ly Love,’ available now at Shake Shack. Deutsch was also quoted in the Philadelphia Business Journal June 29 in a story on Saladworks and the increased use of new technology, such as touchscreen kiosks, in restaurants.

  • Trash or Treasure

    The Center for Hospitality & Sports Management was mentioned in an Oct. 1 Philly.com article about the DiBruno Bros’ cheese crawl.

  • How to Give Food: Lessons Learned After the Pope’s Visit Dried up Philly Restaurants

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a BillyPenn.com article on Oct. 3 about serving food to the hungry.

  • Turn Food Waste Into Ice Cream for Fun and Profit

    A food waste program piloted by Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was featured on National Geographic’s “The Plate” on Sept. 15. Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted.

  • Drexel Food Lab Cooks up Solutions to Food Waste Problem

    A food waste program piloted by Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was featured on WHYY/Newsworks.org on Aug 28. It also was featured on PhillyVoice.com on Aug 29. Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in the PhillyVoice story.

  • Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth … Not in Philly Kitchens

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in an Aug. 21 Philadelphia Business Journal story about the amount of quality cooks in Philadelphia.

  • Philly Professors School the Class of 2019 on College Life

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, and Irvin Peckham, PhD, director of the First-Year Writing Program and a teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in a PhillyVoice.com article on Aug. 5 about advice for students entering college. 

  • The 2015 Philly Vendy Awards: Six Years in, is the Food Truck Revolution Over?

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was listed as a judge in the 2015 Vendy Awards competition in a June 11 Billy Penn article.

  • Food Trucks Compete for Top Honors at Vendy Awards

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was listed as a judge in the 2015 Vendy Awards competition in a June 9 Philly Voice article.

  • EATS 2015: 10 Chefs, 9 Food Trucks, 1 Night

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center of Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in an April 29 Philly.com for participating in the “EATS 2015” culinary competition.

  • Drexel's Culinary Program

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center of Hospitality and Sport Management, and Ally Zeitz, an undergraduate student who manages the Drexel Food Lab, were interviewed on Off the Press with Scott Cronick on WOND 1400 on April 21 about Drexel's culinary program.

  • Drexel Students 'Cooking For Cancer'

    WCAU-TV (NBC-10) featured the Drexel Food Lab in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management on April 7. Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center, and Ally Zeitz, an undergraduate student who manages the lab, were interviewed.

  • Drexel Culinary Program Heats Up

    Two articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb. 5 quoted Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. One article highlighted the center’s innovative culinary programs including applied projects and business emphasis, and also quoted Michael Traud, director of the center’s hospitality and tourism program, and undergraduate student Ally Zeitz. The second article discussed the value of culinary schools and also quoted chef Marc Vetri and mentioned that he teaches at Drexel.

  • Philly Law to Mandate Paid Sick-Leave Moves Forward

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Feb. 3 Metro article about a Philadelphia law to mandate paid sick leave for restaurant workers.

  • New Venture Aims to Bring Healthy Foods to West Philadelphia

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD director of Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, was quoted in a Dec. 2 Philadelphia Tribune article about the Culinary Arts departments’ involvement in Fresh Start Foods West Philadelphia, which brings healthy eating and economic growth to West Philadelphia.

  • From Discarded to Delicious

    Jonathan Deutsch, director of Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, Emily Crasnick, an undergraduate culinary science major, and Ally Zeitz, an undergraduate culinary arts major, were quoted in a Nov. 18 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a food recovery program that is a partnership between the Center and Brown’s ShopRite in West Philadelphia. The program, in which students develop recipes from food that would otherwise be thrown away, was recently recognized by the EPA.

  • Bottom Line: Drexel's new lab will train tomorrow's casino workers

    The new casino training lab in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was spotlighted in the Press of Atlantic City on Oct. 25. Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor and director of the center, was quoted.

  • Try the Twisted Swisster burger

    Jonathan Deustch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was spotlighted on Philly.com on Sept. 23 for his participation in Rex 1516’s weekly guest burger series.

  • Drexel Food Lab Concocts Recipes to Prevent Waste at Local Homeless Shelter, Supermarket & More

    The Drexel Food Lab in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was featured in the University City Review on August 26. Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted.

  • Drexel offers recipe renovation class

    The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships was mentioned in an Aug. 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story about “Local Culinary Traditions,” a course in Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management that invites West Philadelphia residents and Drexel students to collaborate in documenting family recipes and experimenting with making them healthier. Chef James Feustel and Drexel graduate and teaching assistant Asha-Le Davis from the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management were mentioned in the story. Alexis Carlsson, an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also mentioned. 

  • Drexel Students Learn About Casino Operations

    A donation of slot machines to the casino management program in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was featured in Casino Enterprise Management magazine’s June issue. Jonathan Deustch, PhD, professor and founding director of the Center, and Robert Ambrose, an instructor in the program, were quoted.

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner at Drexel

    The Center for Hospitality and Sports Management and William Woys Weaver, PhD, an adjunct professor, were mentioned in a May 6 Foobooz.com post about the Center’s upcoming Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine Dinner.

  • Authors food books, runs culinary program – Local son of professors has a taste for the food life

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was profiled in a May 2 Chestnut Hill Local feature.

  • Why a properly set table matters

    Paul O’Neill, director of special projects in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on May 2 about setting the dinner table.

  • DREXEL AND BALLY TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER TO CREATE AN AUTHENTIC CASINO LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

    The new casino training lab in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was featured in Casino Life Magazine on April 25 and on GamingToday.com on April 28.

  • Turmeric: Out of the spice rack and into the lab

    Drexel’s "Table Matters" blog was spotlighted on Philly.com on April 28. Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted.

  • The slots come to Drexel - to teach

    The Center for Hospitality and Sport Management’s new casino training lab was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 25. Jonathan Deutsch, professor and founding director of the Center, Robert Ambrose, instructor in the Center, and Yonghwan Um, an undergraduate student in the Center, were quoted. The Press of Atlantic City also featured the story on April 25.

  • Employment drug screening

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, authored a Nov. 13 Q&A session for Restaurant Business about drug screening restaurant employees. Michael Traud, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was also quoted.

  • Expert Advice

    Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, professor and program director of hospitality management, culinary arts and food science in Goodwin College, authored an advice column about tips, payroll, food costs and latte art for the September issue of Restaurant Business.

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