Michael D. Makuch

Associate Professor,  Ecolab Center for Culinary Science

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As an educator, I help students to construct their own food philosophy.”

Michael D. Makuch '03, '05 M.A.T., CEC, leads JWU’s Ecolab Center for Culinary Science, where students, faculty and industry experts connect science to culinary arts through curriculum development, academic projects, forums and other activities.

With an extensive foundation in community nutrition, Makuch concentrates on utilizing fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create a unique dining experience. He believes that food is the vehicle to a journey whose story can be told on a plate.

As an educator, Makuch helps students to construct their own food philosophy. Through community outreach, he has designed nutrition programs for youngsters and senior citizens to expand their use of healthy ingredients within their reach.

As an advocate for the medicinal benefits of food, Makuch teaches the Food + Health program, a collaboration between JWU and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in which medical students learn to integrate healthy eating into their future medical practice.