The Meaning of Applied Creativity in the Culinary Industry

Ming Chu Lin, Tom Baum

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The purpose of this article is to present a study which explores the origin of applied creativity in the culinary industry, in Taiwan. A total of 36 Chinese and Western cuisine chefs from five-star hotels and top restaurants were interviewed to provide the data from this study. The findings indicate that the role of applied creativity in the culinary industry has played a key role in culinary change and evolution in Taiwan. Culinary creativity has its own distinct characteristics, such as time limitations and market acceptance, which are acquired through building blocks of professional skills and experience. The study contributes to understanding the role of applied creativity in the culinary industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-448
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


  • culinary creativity
  • culinary industry
  • culinary market

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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