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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.
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Continue to enhance your professional palate within a dynamic network of 2,000 product development professionals in the food industry.
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Culinology® Magazine

June 2020 issue now available! 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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RCA Connect

This is a difficult time for our nation, but we are committed to bringing our members together. Celebrate the importance of our community and RCA as an association by remaining connected with one another through membership.
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RCA on Social Media

RCA offers many ways for you to connect, communicate, share, build relationships and interact with the Culinology® community. Follow @Culinology on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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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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