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The Research Chefs Association is the leading professional community for food research and development. Its members are the pioneers of the discipline of Culinology® - the blending of culinary arts and the science of food.

RCA is dedicated to blending culinary arts and food science. Join a dynamic community of food professionals and develop your connections, advance your career, continue your education and more.
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The Certified Research Chefs (CRC®) and Certified Culinary Scientists (CCS®) certification demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills and experience of Culinology® – setting you apart from the competition.
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Partner with RCA

Create relationships with industry decision makers, enhance your exposure with many qualified leads and receive a great return on investment by partnering with RCA.
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Annual Conference

Registration is now open! Stir it up at the 2017 Annual Conference & Culinology® Expo. Head to San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA on March 14-17 for the the best education sessions, demos and workshops focused exclusively on Culinology®.
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Culinology® Book

Understand how and why things happen to food in the new Culinology® book. Written by more than 50 Culinology® professionals, you will explore an exciting new world of food research and development.
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RCA introduces and fosters the discipline of Culinology® to students. RCA students are paving the way as they embark on a career as food R&D professionals through sharing their passion for food and insights on industry trends.
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