About

Leadership

Officers

PRESIDENT

Justin

Justin Kanthak, CCS®, CRC®   
National Account Manager
Griffith Foods Inc.
Bartlett, IL
Phone: 708-986-8825

VICE PRESIDENT

Jessica

Jessica Goldstein   
Vice President
Nu Products Seasoning Company
Oakland, NJ
Phone: 201-440-0065

TREASURER

Jaime

Jaime Mestan, CSC®   
Director of Bistro Products
Vienna Beef Ltd.
Chicago, IL
Phone: 708-821-3281

SECRETARY

Anh

Anh Nguy   
Project Leader, Culinology
Ingredion Incorporated 
Bridgewater, NJ
Phone: 908-809-2410

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Jason

Jason Behrends, Ph.D., CCS®    
Business Development
Red Arrow
Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 979-575-6959

Directors

Erich Chieca

Erich Chieca   
Director of Culinary Sales
Sadler's Smokehouse, Inc. 
Commerce Township, MI
Phone: 734-347-9104


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Susan Edwards   
Woodstock, GA
Phone: 770-335-7121


Hayes

Charles Hayes, CEC®, CRC®   
VP Culinary Innovation
Deli Star
Fayetteville, IL
Phone: 618-677-2282

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Darryl Holliday, Ph.D., CRC®   
Associate Professor of Food Service
University of Holy Cross
New Orleans, LA
Phone: 504-398-2112

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Nick Landry   
Culinary Development Chef
Southeastern Mills
Rome, GA
Phone: 337-849-7088

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Sara Menard   
Technical Sales Manager
Grande Custom Ingredients Group
Fond du lac, WI
Phone: 318-572-9731

Landry

Noah Michaels, CRC®   
Team Leader - Culinary
Symrise
Teterboro, NJ
Phone: 201-462-5582

Miller

Mickey Miller   
Product Development Food Scientist
Bush Brothers & Company
Knoxville, TN
Phone: 865-450-4199


Paul

Paul Rockwell, CEC®, CFS   
Corporate Chef
Diversified Foods & Seasonings
Madisonville, LA
Phone: 985-249-0787

Rose

Rosemary Trout, M.S. in Food Science and Biotechnology   
Assistant Clinical Professor & Program Director, Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-895-6025

Board Member-at-Large

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Michael S. Cheng, Ph.D., CHE   
Interim Dean
Florida International University
South Miami, FL
Phone: 305-919-4506

Board Advisor

Allen Freed

Allen Freed   
President
AJ Freed, LLC
Tucson, AZ
Phone: 520-989-8000

Learn more about the RCA nominations and election process.