About Regional Events

To help RCA members stay connected within their local communities, RCA hosts numerous regional events throughout the United States and Canada each year. Seventeen RCA Regions have been established throughout North America as a means for members to share their knowledge and expertise on a local level.

RCA Regional events provide a way to stimulate professional development, networking, association involvement and enjoyment for members.

RCA supports “Regions Without Borders” so that members and non-members can explore regional events close to home or when visiting another part of the country. 

Attend a Regional Event

Members and non-members may attend. Costs and registration guidelines vary from event to event and are outlined in the listing of upcoming regional events.

Plan a Regional Event

Interested in planning a regional event? Great! Let's start by contacting your Regional Chair, and they will work with RCA's regional staff liaison in conjunction with the Regional Committee. They will help you turn your idea into an event! 

Sponsor a Regional Event

Looking for a way to increase your company's exposure with RCA members? Sponsoring a regional event is an easy and viable option. Contact Katie King for more information.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Educational components of RCA Regional Events may count towards continuing education for Certified Research Chef® (CRC) and Certified Culinary Scientist® (CCS) certification renewal purposes. View the certification renewal guidelines for details. 

Join the RCA Regional Activities Committee

Bursting with ideas on creative, interactive learning and networking opportunities? Use those ideas to help the Regional Activities Committee.

Volunteers are needed to help find sponsors and recruit attendees. Volunteer for the Regional Committee and make an impact on a local level!

Regional Activities Committee Co-chairs:

  • Barb Zatto
  • Stephen Kalil

Contact Regional Activities Committee Co-chairs: Barb Zatto or Stephen Kalil by email.