Culinology Currents, January 10, 2019

Get the latest news and updates from the Research Chefs Association.

Get the latest news and updates from the Research Chefs Association.

New Year, New Look! 

Food, photos and fast facts – that’s what we’re going for! Enjoy the new and improved Culinology® Currents, and share your feedback.
Meet the New RCA Leadership
An award-winning dish starts with having the right ingredients, experience to know what will work, and the curiosity, drive and ambition to make it a success. That also describes RCA!
We are excited to announce the next group of visionary leaders who will drive the future direction of RCA to bring all of our members together for an enduring, growth-oriented association. The newly elected individuals beginning their term after the RCA Conference in March include: 
  • Charles Hayes, CRC, CEC, Vice President of Culinary Innovation, Deli Star
  • Darryl Holliday, Ph.D., CRC, Assistant Professor of Food Science, University of Holy Cross
  • Justin C. Kanthak, CCS, CRC, National Account Manager, Griffith Foods
  • Sara Menard, Technical Sales Manager, Grande Custom Ingredients Group
  • Jaime Mestan, CSC, Director of Bistro Products, Vienna Beef Ltd.
  • Mickey Miller, Product Development Food Scientist, Bush Brothers & Company
  • Anh Nguy, Project Leader, Culinology®, Ingredion Incorporated
DEADLINE: JANUARY 29

Explore Food Extrusion
Join the RCA Pacific Northwest Region on Tuesday, January 29 for a full-day extrusion workshop from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST at the Culinex Innovation Center in Tukwila, Washington.
Dr. Girish Gyanjial, an expert in the field and research scientist at Washington State University, will lead a lecture on processing systems, food ingredient functionality and practical examples of food product development with extrusion. You’ll also earn three continuing education (CE) credits for attending the course.
Register Today
DEADLINE: JANUARY 21

Thirsty for Competition
Are your mixology skills superior? Compete at the RCA Conference to find out!
Go head-to-head against fellow attendees to earn the title of ‘Star of the Bar’ by mixing up your own specialty, single-serving cocktail – using Flavor Dynamics flavors and local Kentucky bourbon. Sponsored by Flavor Dynamics, Inc.
Download Manual
DEADLINE: JANUARY 21

Share Your Social Media Talents
Are you passionate about social media, love reading the latest industry news, or just really love taking and sharing food pics? The Marketing & Content Committee needs you.
  • Who: 2-3 volunteers to serve as RCA social media ambassadors
  • What: Help drive community awareness for RCA by creating and scheduling posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – on behalf of the association
  • The Commitment: 1-2 hours a month
Contact marketing@culinology.org and express your interest by Monday, January 21. *Restrictions apply.
EXPRESS INTEREST
CULINOLOGY® MAGAZINE

Drink to Your Health
"The market for functional beverages is expanding. Energy and digestive health remain two of the leading category trends, but inroads are being made in such categories as sleep, immune support and cognition.
Functional beverage brands suggest that their products can help achieve many of these goals — whether it be fitness, energy, immunity, etc. — in an extremely convenient way."
Read more about this emerging beverage trend in the December issue of Culinology® magazine.
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Upcoming Events and Deadlines 
Food Extrusion One-Day Course in Partnership with WSU
Tuesday, January 29
Tukwila, WA  |  Pacific Northwest Region
Save the Date | Prova Flavor House
Monday, February 11
Seattle, WA  |  Pacific Northwest Region
Pre-Conference Workshops at #RCA2019
Tuesday, March 12
Louisville, KY
The RCA Conference
Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15
Louisville, KY
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