Hear the latest news and updates from the Research Chefs Association.
Cue the Fireworks!
Independence Day (for our members in the United States) is this Saturday! Though your party will probably look a bit different this year, you can still treat yourself (and your Instagram) to some delicious patriotic dishes. Check out the Food Network for 39 of their favorite 4th of July recipes.
Don't forget to share your culinary creations by tagging @Culinology on our social media channels. Have fun and stay safe!
The Pioneer Award is awarded to an individual who has become recognized as a leader in the food industry utilizing the practice Culinology®, including in education and standard practices, for at least 10 years.
Congratulations to this year's Pioneer Award recipient, Dennis Girik, MSRD, CRC®, senior technical manager at Griffith Foods!
Dennis has almost 20 years of experience and pioneered Culinology® at Griffith Food US as the first certified research chef (CRC®) with the company. He then helped develop and train six CRC® candidates and eight certified culinary scientists (CCS®) at Griffith Foods.
RCA Powered Up session recordings are now available to access at any time in the RCA Learning Library – free to RCA Powered Up attendees.
Didn’t attend the live RCA Powered Up virtual experience? You still have an opportunity to listen in to all session recordings on your own time! Recordings are available for purchase – with an additional discount available for RCA members.
Calling all home chefs! Culinology® Under Quarantine is a brand-new cookbook compilation of original recipes and formulas created and written by RCA members during their time under quarantine.
Want your own recipe included? We are looking for recipe submissions of all types from our members.
The release date of the Culinology® Under Quarantine cookbook is planned for late August 2020. Please submit your original quarantine recipe(s) no later than August 1, 2020. (Limit: 3 original recipes per eligible member)
"The coronavirus crisis has created uncertainty for both consumers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, but formulators should expect beverage trends to stay on course in the weeks and months ahead, said Holly McHugh, marketing associate at Imbibe, a Chicago-based beverage development company. 'Our lives have been turned upside down, but I think this will accelerate trends that were already happening,' she said."
Read more about beverage trends that are accelerating during COVID-19 – from DIY beverage kits to nostalgic flavors to stress reduction concoctions – in the June issue of Culinology® magazine.