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The Institute for the Advancement of the Science & Art of Chinese Cuisine

by Jacqueline M. Newman

About this magazine

Fall Volume: 1995 Issue: 2(3)

The institute was conceived and established in the early 1990s in response to the growing interest in Chinese food and the need for collaboration between professionals and the public at large. Its purpose: To become a source of information about the scientific and artistic significance of Chinese and other Asian foods and cuisines.

The Mission and Goals include: 1. To encourage the exchange of ideas and information about all aspects of the science and art of Chinese cuisine. 2. To foster the study of foods, herbs, diet, cuisines, customs, habits, health, nutrition, technology, and other scientific and culinary applications related to Chinese and other Asian cuisines. 3. To consult, advise, share and in other ways assist individuals and groups, corporations, associations, government agencies, and private individuals about Chinese and related cuisines.


Honorary Chairperson: Ken Hom, author, consultant, chef, and expert on all aspects of Chinese cuisine

Chairperson: Dr. Austin H. Kutscher, author of many books about Chinese cuisine, President of the American Institute of Life-threatening Illness and Loss at Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center, NYC

Vice-chairperson and Editorial Director: Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman, author of dozens of articles about Chinese foods and food habits, Professor and Chair of the Home Economics Dept. at Queens College CUNY

Scientific Director: Dr. Ivan Goldberg, Director of NY Psychopharmacological Institute

Director, Marketing Joe Sing, chef, creator and marketer of product advances in foodstuffs

Executive Director: Sharon Goldberg

Financial Officer: Keith Wang, C.P.A.

Test Kitchen Directors: Wonona W. Chang, author of many Chinese cookbooks, and Irving Beilin Chang, Food Chemist and author of many Chinese cookbooks

Business Manager: Charles F. Tang, restaurateur and producer of Chinese culinary programs on TV

Publications Manager: Roberta Halporn, Director of the Center for Thanatology Research

Director, Advertising Douglas Gon

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