Daina Soto

Associate Professor,  College of Food Innovation & Technology


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Professor Daina Soto
I am very passionate about science and experimentation in the kitchen, which is why I love teaching.“

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Daina Soto is a science-driven chef with more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, both front and back of the house. Her experience includes catering, casual, fine dining and hotel environments in Puerto Rico, Saipan, St. Thomas USVI, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi and Boston. She is very passionate about science and experimentation in the kitchen, which is why she loves teaching the course The Science of Cooking and Sensory Analysis.

Soto has a master's degree in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. She has also trained in San Sebastian, Spain, with research and development chefs at the Basque Culinary Center. As an alumnus, it is an honor for her to teach and inspire students at the Charlotte Campus.