Jonathan Deutsch, PhD

Professor, Department of Food and Hospitality Management
Expertise Culinary Arts

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.

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Students and Research Chefs Cook Up Solutions To Waste at University Food Lab
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor, and Rachel Sherman, project manager of the Food Lab, both in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, were quoted in an Oct. 30 GRID Philly article about how students in the Food Lab are learning how to reduce food waste and spread that knowledge locally.
SFA’s Trendspotters Prognosticate 2024 Trends
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an Oct. 17 Specialty Food Magazine about next year’s culinary trends, including using high end food items at home to enhance the experience.
Health and Flavor Trends, Interactive Events Highlight Summer Fancy Food Show Live Coverage
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 26 Specialty Food Magazine article about emerging trends from the 2023 Summer Fancy Food Show, including healthier snack foods and marketing messaging about topics consumers care about like health, sustainability and ethical sourcing.
When Hiring a Manager, Is It Ok To Ask for References of Workers They’ve Supervised?
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, authored a Feb. 10 Restaurant Business article on best practices for asking for references when hiring for manager positions in a restaurant.
Livestream Coverage Highlights Diversity Pavilion
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Jan. 17Specialty Food Magazine article on highlights from the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show, including trends that Deutsch is seeing in making home cooking more convenient and elevated, as well as products that are sustainable.
The Creators: Temple Alums Look To Expand Energy Bar Company Into Household Brand
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in an Oct. 30 Philadelphia Business Journal article about a Philadelphia food startup that worked with the Food Lab, the culinary innovation lab in the College, to refine the recipe for the product and connect with manufacturers.
Should Restaurant Workers Be Paid To Attend Staff Meetings?
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, authored an Oct. 14 Restaurant Business piece about best practices for compensating restaurant employees for mandatory staff meetings or trainings.
What’s the Best Way To Cancel a Guest’s Reservation?
Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, authored a Sept. 30 Restaurant Business piece about how restaurants can best cancel guests' reservations and manage expectations.

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