Culinology Currents, October 17, 2019

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

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

Who Do You Choose to Lead?
The Nominations and Board Development Committee is pleased to present the candidates for the 2020 RCA Board of Directors. These qualified candidates are dedicated to the advancement of Culinology® and pledge to expend significant energy toward our mission of cultivating collaboration between chefs and food science professionals.
The seven candidates who receive the most number of votes will be seated on the 2020 RCA Board of Directors. View the candidate profiles, and submit your vote by November 8!
Submit Your Vote
THE RCA EVENT IN NAPA

Napa Through Our Lens
Earlier this month, RCA presented an immersive educational experience in Napa at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia, where an exclusive group of product developers and innovation specialists took part in a two-day, hands-on experience at Copia during harvest season.
Check out our photo album to see all of the cooking, delicious creations and camaraderie at the event. 
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IN THE NEWS

Culinology® Goes International
RCA is pleased to share that the Bachelor of Science Culinology Program at Taylor’s University in Malaysia has recently won the Innovative Curriculum Design and Delivery (AKRI) award at the Malaysian Education Minister’s Special Award Ceremony. This award-winning program at Taylor’s University is one of 16 RCA-approved Culinology undergraduate degree programs available in the world.
Read the Press Release
RCA CERTIFICATION

Member Blog: Why Certify?
In a competitive industry where differentiation is key, one way to stand out is through certification. RCA offers two types of certification, the Certified Research Chefs (CRC®) and Certified Culinary Scientists (CCS®). Both are highly regarded by employers and the industry at large.
We spoke with Eric Iserman, CCS®, director of product development at Save-A-Lot, to get a sense of how certification adds value to one’s professional development, in a real and tangible way.
Hear From Eric
CHICAGOLAND REGION

Foraged and Full
Join the RCA Chicagoland Region at Bell Flavors in Northbrook, Illinois on October 23 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CDT to enjoy foraged ingredients in dishes prepared by Bell’s culinary team.
Dave Odd of Odd Produce, Chicago’s only full-time professional forager, will teach attendees about the dozens of wild ingredients that can be found in the Chicagoland area.
Register Today
CULINOLOGY® MAGAZINE

Time to Get Responsible
"Concerns about ethical consumption often are associated with Gen Z.
Young consumers’ demand for transparency from food companies is so strong that global consulting agency Futerra recently dubbed them 'the honest generation.' New research from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI), however, revealed that interest in responsible sourcing isn’t just for children."
Read more about this ingredient trend from the September issue of Culinology® magazine.
Read More
Upcoming Events and Deadlines 
Register Today | Chicagoland Foraged Foods Event
Wednesday, October 23
Northbrook, Illinois
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Register Today | RCA New England – Third Annual Community Service Day
Saturday, November 2
Boston, Massachusetts
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The New England event is part of the new RCA Month of Giving this year! More information coming soon.
Register Today | CSIFT Suppliers' Expo Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 6
Rosemont, Illinois
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Register Today | New York City Community Service Day
Saturday, November 9
New York, New York
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The New York event is part of the new RCA Month of Giving this year! More information coming soon.
Register Today | Hot Sauce 101 With the Chicagoland Region
Tuesday, November 12
Chicago, Illinois
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Register Today | Caviar & Champagne With Seattle Caviar Co.
Thursday, December 5
Seattle, Washington
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Register Today | The RCA Conference
Wednesday, April 15 - Friday, April 17, 2020
San Diego, California
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