Student Subcommittee

The Student Advisory Committee works with RCA’s membership committee to introduce and foster culinary and food science students to the discipline of Culinology® and guides them in their pursuit for a career in food R&D professionals.


Anh Nguy, Ingredion Inc. 

Student Community on RCA Connect

Check out the NEW Student Community on RCA Connect! This is a group for RCA student members to share discussions and documents with their peers. Click here and select “Join Community” to stay in the loop on regional events, scholarships, internship postings, new opportunities and more!

Student Advisory Program

RCA student members can gain advantage and insight into the professional world of food R&D through the new Student Advisory Program. This initiative partners students with Affiliate, Associate, Chef, Culinology and Food Science and Technology members through a mentor relationship and promotes knowledge transfer and community building within the organization. Both student members and professional members are encouraged to apply for the program. Matches are made based on industry experience and interest as well as location. Students may reach out to their RCA advisor for professional guidance and just to have a familiar face at RCA events.

Student Members: Fill out this short questionnaire to apply for this new program. Not a member, yet? Apply here.

Professionals: Want to mentor a student member of RCA? Please complete this short application.

*Please note that you must be a current member of the RCA in order to participate in this program. If you have any questions, please contact RCA Headquarters.

New Graduate Program

The New Graduate Program allows for student members of RCA who have graduated in the past year to renew as a professional member free of charge.

This program gives recent graduates an opportunity to network with professional members while working to establish a career in food R&D. If you are a student member of RCA and a recent graduate, please contact RCA Headquarters with your preferred professional member type. We’d love to help you get started.

A list of RCA professional membership categories can be found here!

Student Culinology® Clubs

Culinology® Clubs at RCA-approved Culinology® degree program schools offer fun, extracurricular activities that bring together students who have a passion for culinary arts and food science.

Allan Hancock College
Culinology® Club
More information here

California State University, Fresno
Culinology® Club
More information here

Orange Coast College
Culinology® and Nutrition Club
More information here

Southwest Minnesota State University
Student Hospitality Organization

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Culinology® Hospitality Management Club

Student Culinology® Competitions

Find information on the most recent Student Culinology® Competition here.