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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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RCA Powered Up

RCA Powered Up is a series of online, interactive content taking place in May through June, led by many of the same presenters the RCA Community was excited to see in San Diego and more!
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Free Virtual Job Fair

Friday, June 12 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CDT. Food industry professionals and students are invited to participate in RCA’s Virtual Job Fair to learn tips and tricks on how to stand out and overcome the challenges of the current job market.
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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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