A recipe for culinary creativity: Defining characteristics of creative chefs and their process

EKİNCEK S., Günay S.

International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, vol.31, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijgfs.2022.100633
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Food Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Keywords: Chef's table documentaries, Creative chefs, Creativity process, Culinary creativity, Gastromasa
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022The aim of this research is to reveal the creative characteristics of creative chefs and the factors of the culinary creativity process. The research was designed with an interpretive approach and the multi-qualitative method was used. The data for the study were obtained from documentaries and observations. In this context, thirty-four documentaries were examined, and twenty chefs were observed. The collected data were analyzed using the content analysis method. The research findings show that the personal characteristics of culinary artists are similar to those of creative individuals. In addition, various internal and external factors, including memories, instincts, travel, experiences, culture, professional and physical environment, family, art, social media, and original techniques, are found to play a role in the chef's creative process.