Jeffrey Cousminer holds a master’s degree in food science from Rutgers University and a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America. He is a 35+ year veteran of the food business, with prior professional experience as a working chef. As the owner of Food Alchemy Consulting (a product development company), Cousminer declares, “We put the food back into food science.” Having co-founded the Research Chefs Association (RCA) 20 years ago, he also is a former president of the organization and has been active in creating and launching multiple domestic and international culinology degree programs. The former adjunct food science professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey was the editor and co-author of the first (and only) RCA-authorized culinology reference text, “Culinology - The Intersection of Culinary Arts and Food Science” (Wiley, 2016). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.