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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 RCA Conference

The RCA Conference, taking place April 15-17 in San Diego (one month after last year!), provides a truly innovative experience for food industry professionals looking to dive deeper into culinary arts, food sciences and product development.
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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. Coming Soon: 2019 Exhibit & Sponsorship Prospectus
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Culinology® Magazine

Access real world examples of Culinology® applications, learn about trends and product introductions and see how others transform “from scratch” recipes into successful commercial formulas in Culinology® Magazine.
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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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