Become a Partner

Who is RCA?

The Research Chefs Association (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.

RCA members play a pivotal role in business development with leading manufacturers and ingredient supplies in all levels of the food industry – from consumer product goods to foodservice and everything in between.

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Here are a few stats about RCA members:

95% are involved in product development and/or purchasing

85% are involved in idea generation and prototype development

75% belong to their company’s product development team

68% recommend specific ingredients or suppliers

60% work for companies with annual gross sales over $100 million

47% are senior staff, directors, VPs or C-level executives

41% work for companies that introduced 20 or more new products/product variations in the past year

Why partner with RCA?

In short, RCA is a hot bed for food product innovation and a secret weapon for companies serious about growth in this key market.

It has become the portal for creating relationships with industry decision makers. As a result, RCA has developed strong strategic partnerships with dozens of companies and commodity boards – large and small – who are leveraging this partnership at the RCA Conference and year-round on a variety of levels. Our partners tell us their relationship with RCA provides a great return on investment with many qualified leads and critical exposure and that RCA is a vital part of their companies’ strategic marketing goals.

How to get started.

There are many RCA partnership options with customized packages available at all price points depending on the type of experience you are seeking.

Whether you want to see your product used in a professional competition, served at a sit down lunch for our members, or promoted on our website or in a dedicated eblast, we can create a package that meets your needs.

To begin discussions around your customized package, please contact us at