The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Sandy Kapoor, Ph.D


Dr. Sandy Kapoor

Dr. Sandy Kapoor

Office: 79-117
Phone: (909) 869-4286
Fax: (909) 869-4805

Dr. Sandy Kapoor, a trained chef from the Culinary Institute of America and Registered Dietitian is a professor of culinary arts. In 1988, she joined the faculty of the Collins School of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University. Prior to this, she was the owner and operator of two restaurants, a gourmet deli, and a catering business; served on the faculties of Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, and The Culinary Institute of America; and held management, chef, and consultant positions in the foodservice industry. Dr. Kapoor is well known on the subject of healthy cuisine. She has published three books with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. titled Delicious Desserts When You Have Diabetes (2003), Healthy and Delicious: 400 Professional Recipes (1996) and Professional Healthy Cooking (1995). Additionally, Dr. Kapoor has consulted, developed products and shared her culinary expertise with clients including the California Prune Board, the Center for Leadership a Cal Pro Net Center, Disneyland, the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, General Mills Sales, Inc., Forum Group, Inc., and the School Food Service Foundation.


  • University of Minnesota , Ph.D. (Education), M.P.H. (Nutrition)
  • South Dakota State University, BS (Food Science and Nutrition)

Teaching, Research & Consulting Interests:

Culinary Arts and Nutrition

Selected Publications:

Four books and over 20 publications in magazines and journals including Cooking Light, Restaurant Business, Restaurants & Institutions, In Health, Hippocrates, Futurics, and Los Angeles Times magazines; Cal Poly Scholar; FIU Hospitality Review; IACP Food Forum Quarterly; Journals of: Applied Social Psychology, the American Dietetic Association, Hospitality Education and Research and Nutrition Education.

Selected Presentations:

Numerous Presentations at national and state meetings including those of the American Culinary Federation (ACF); American Dietetic Association (ADA); California (CRA), Wisconsin (WRA) and National Restaurant Associations (NRA); Club Managers Association of America (CMMA); International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE), and Natural Products Expos East and West.

Awards, Certifications & Service:

  • Pace Setter Award, Roundtable for Women in Foodservice
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Innovation in Teaching Award, CHRIE
  • Registered Dietitian (RD), American Dietetic Association
  • Fellow of the American Dietetic Association (FADA), American Dietetic Association
  • Food Management Professional (FMP), National Restaurant Association Advisory Board Member, Southern California School of Culinary Arts
  • Food Sanitation Advisory Council, County of Los Angeles (LA) Health Services
  • Ten Year Abstract Reviewer, American Dietetic Association, national conference and expo
  • Subject (food prep) Matter Expert, National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
  • Certification Exam Writer, professional associations and organizations
  • Engaged Department Institute, California State University and Campus Compact grant
  • Kids in the Kitchen, International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • Kids Cooking, LA Unified School District, Nutrition Network, Chefs in the Classroom
  • Recreation Commissioner, City of San Marino, CA