Dr. Pearl Lin is the Assistant 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 our industry. Pearl has acted as the chief judge of a culinary competition run by the Ministry of Labor, Taiwan. Also, she has served as a judge and expert to represent Taiwan to attend International Abilympics Competition in Korea (2011) and France (2016), as well as the Worldskills Competition in UK (2011).

She received her bachelor degree from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), NY, USA in 2000 with a major in Culinary Arts Management. She also received ($8,000 USD) La cucina e cultura scholarship from Italian Trade Commission in 2001. During her study in CIA, she won two first places in a national tomato and turkey recipes contests and received $6,000 USD.

In 2003, Pearl studied for her Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Brighton, England, after which she was a lecturer and taught several food and beverage courses in the Department of Hotel Management at Minghsin University of Science and Technology and then Hospitality Management in Ming Dao University, Taiwan. In 2008, she received a $50,000USD scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan to undertake PhD. 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 cook-books.