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Basem Boutros, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Dietetics and Nutrition

Full-Time Faculty

Contact

Email: Basem Boutros, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-4231

Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 646N

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Hospitality & Dietetics Administration, Kansas State University
  • M.S. in Hotel Management, Fayoum University (Egypt)
  • B.S. in Hotel Management, Fayoum University (Egypt)

Licensures & certifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, Kansas State University

Professional memberships

  • Research Chefs Association
  • Foodservice Systems Management Education Council
  • International Association for Food Protection

Grants

Boutros, B. A., & Roberts, K. R. (2017). Self-reported food safety behavior in independent ethnic restaurants: An application of the social cognitive theory. Foodservice Systems Management Education Council Research Grant. Funding: $1,542.

Boutros, B. A., & Roberts, K. R. (2017). Self-reported food safety behavior in independent ethnic restaurants: An application of the social cognitive theory. The 2018 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Small Grant Program. The Kansas State University Graduate School. Funding: $1,000.

Awards & honors

  • 2017- 2018 Hettie M. Anthony Kappa Omicron Phi Doctoral Fellowship
  • College of Human Ecology Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Multicultural and International students, Kansas State University
  • International Coordinating Council Scholarship, Kansas State University
  • Partnership for Food Safety Education Scholarship
  • K-State Alumni Association International Student Scholarship
  • Fayoum University's Award for Excellence in International Scientific Publication (225 L.E)

Research interests

  • Food safety behavior and food safety culture
  • The application of food traceability systems in foodservice operations
  • Food safety in the maritime catering
  • Food safety management and practices in on-site foodservice operations
  • Food neophobia
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency in foodservice operations

Selected publications

Refereed journal publications

Boutros, B. A., Hewedi, M. M., Roberts, K. R., & Megahid, F. (2014). Food safety traceability systems in the maritime catering logistics, Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5, 1447-1455. doi:10.4236/fns.2014.515158

Boutros, B. A., ElEmam, H., & Hewedi, M. M. (2013). The implications of energy leakage and waste in national and international quick service restaurants chains in Cairo, Journal of Association of Arab Universities for Tourism and Hospitality, 10(2), 153-161

Boutros, B. A., Hewedi, M. M., & Abdel-Maboud, A. (2012). The management of energy leakage and waste in three and four star hotels, American Journal of Tourism Management, 2, 21-34. doi:10.5923/j.tourism.20120102.01.

Refereed research conference poster presentations

Boutros, B. A., & Roberts, K. R. (2018, April). Self-reported food safety behavior in independent ethnic restaurants: An application of the social cognitive theory.  Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Central CHRIE Federation Conference, Ames, IA.

Boutros, B. A., & Roberts, K. R. (2017, January). Food safety culture: A comparative study between independent and chain-operated ethnic restaurants. Poster session presented at the 22nd Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Houston, TX.

Boutros, B. A., Roberts, K. R., & Sauer, K. L. (2016, January). Food traceability in school foodservice operations. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Philadelphia, PA.