Skip to main content Start main content
Dr Pearl Lin
PolyU Scholars Hub

Pearl Lin

Associate Professor


Dr. Pearl Lin is the Associate Professor at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. At heart, Pearl is a chef who delights in her strong connections with the professional and practical world where she received her formative experiences in the culinary industry. Pearl has acted as the chief judge of a culinary competition run by the Ministry of Labour Affairs, Taiwan. Also, she has served as a judge and expert to represent Taiwan to attend International Abilympics Competition and the WorldSkills Competition in Korea, France, and the United Kingdom.

She received her bachelor's degree from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), NY, the USA in 2000 with a major in Culinary Arts Management. She also received a (USD 8,000) La Cucina e Cultura scholarship from the Italian Trade Commission in 2001. During her study in the CIA, she won two first places in a national tomato and turkey recipe contests and received USD 6,000. In 2003, Pearl studied for her Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Brighton, England. She was a lecturer and taught several food and beverage courses in the Department of Hotel Management at Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. In 2008, she received a USD 50,000 scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan to undertake Ph.D. Studies at The University of Strathclyde, Scotland from where she graduated in 2012.

Pearl has been able to combine her academic and professional career with her passion for culinary arts. She is the author of two cookbooks, as well as co-author of a cooking DVD series and several cookbooks

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Strathclyde)
  • MSc (University of Brighton)
  • BA (The Culinary Institute of America)

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality and Hotel Management

Research Interests

  • Culinary Creativity
  • Culinary Training and Education
  • Quality Assurance in Bed and Breakfast Sector

Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here