Rosemary Trout is Program Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Culinary Arts & Food Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her ten years at Drexel, Rose taught and wrote laboratory exercises for introductory level food science, food microbiology, food composition, and sensory analysis courses. As Program Director, Rose helped to establish the Center of Food & Hospitality Management in 2017. She has done research in anti-oxidant properties of fruit juices, chocolate sensory appeal, and is currently working on food sustainability and reduction in food waste-centered curriculum with colleagues through the James Beard Foundation. Prior to Drexel, Rose taught culinary and hospitality courses at Northampton Area Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She spent time as a Restaurant Manager at Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort, and The Sequoia Lodge and DisneyLand Hotel at EuroDisney in Marn La Valee, France. She has also done promotions for food companies and food retail outlets. She has worked in the test kitchen at Rodale Press, Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Rosemary earned her BS from the Pennsylvania State University and MS in Bioscience, with an emphasis on Food Science from Drexel University. She actively serves on the Board of Directors for the Research Chefs Association, and she continues to serve on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Section of the Institute of Food Technologists. She is a member of the American Association of Candy Technologists, International Association for Food Protection, and Les Dames d’Escoffier. She is a certified ServSafe instructor and proctor, and is an accredited instructor of HACCP. Presentations and publications include: Pilot Study of Urban Food Recovery – Is It Safe To Consume? Research Chefs Association, National Conference, San Juan Puerto Rico, 2017. Anti-Microbial Properties of High Intensity Sweeteners, Research Chefs Association, National Conference, Denver, CO, 2016, poster presentation. Development of Novel Sparkling Vinegar Beverage: A Healthier Option for Carbonated Beverages, Awarded second place at National Research Chefs Association in New Orleans, LA poster presentation. Lessons Learned During Our First On-Line Course, Joseph Trout Ph.D., Rosemary Trout M.S., NJ Edge Conference, Princeton, NJ poster presentation, and she is a contributing author to Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City.
Rosemary lives with her husband Joe Trout Ph.D., who is a physicist at Stockton University, in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, where they share a community garden with neighbors. Living in a large city, she is always happy to see how much food you can grow in a city block! In regard to food, I think it’s important to consume the food you purchase to minimize waste, enjoy what you eat, cherish family food traditions, appreciate every link in the food-supply chain, and remember conventionally grown ingredients are not the enemy.