The Home for Food Product Development Professionals.
The Research Chefs Association is the leading professional community for food research and development. Our members are the pioneers of the discipline of Culinology® — the blending of culinary arts and the science of food.
Founded in 1996 by a group of research chefs dedicated to overcoming challenges facing the food product development professional, the Research Chefs Association (RCA) has grown to more than 2,000 members. Today, RCA is the premier source of global and inclusive culinary and technical information for the food industry, with a professionally diverse membership including chefs, food scientists and other industry professionals who are shaping the future of food research and development.
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RCA Membership are better prepared to meet the demands of the food industry through an innovative, creative, intelligent approach to food product development.View More Detail
Professional development through continuing education is key to RCA's mission of supporting practitioners of Culinology® throughout their career.View More Detail
RCA Connect is the RCA’s online-community for quickly connecting with your fellow members in the leading resource for practitioners of Culinology®.View More Detail
Join RCA and Take the Next Step to Elevate Food Product Development.
The Research Chefs Association is a diverse, collaborative, and engaged collection of professionals dedicated to elevating food product development. Our membership includes chefs, food scientists, R&D professionals and others involved with the product development and innovation. We also have a strong membership with professionals who support product development, such as marketers, researchers and consultants.
RCA membership gives you access to this network of professionals, as well as unique opportunities to expand and develop your career for greater success.
Set Yourself Apart Through the Blending of Culinary Arts and Food Sciences.
RCA education and professional development through continuing education is key to RCA's mission of supporting practitioners of Culinology® throughout their career.
Ask The Experts And Share Your Expertise.
RCA Connect is the RCA’s online-community for quickly connecting with your fellow members in the leading resource for practitioners of Culinology®.
Connect with RCA members near you.
Engage with the RCA community year round at food-focused regional events.
Join RCA at the 2024 Culinology® Expo
Discover the Food Revolution at the RCA 2024 Culinology® Expo Get ready to reimagine food innovation at the 2024 RCA Conference! Join ...RCA HQ • Feb 22
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Experience the DeliStar-sponsored James Beard House Reception at the 2024 RCA Conference That is correct! While you might not have had the chance to attend, ...RCA HQ • Feb 08