RCA Lifetime Achievement Award

The RCA Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor in Culinology®. This award is given to an individual who has achieved industry-wide recognition, if not mainstream recognition, for their lifetime achievements in Culinology®.

Eligibility Requirements

All nominees must meet the following criteria and guidelines to be considered as a potential candidate for the RCA Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Individual must be a current RCA member.
  • Individual must have significantly influenced the food industry and/or the consumer market through their career.
  • Nominees must be veterans (at least 25 years) in the food industry serving as an inspiration to others in the industry.

The RCA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the 2021 RCA Conference during the Awards reception, which will be covered by the press. The winner/winner’s representative must grant RCA permission to publicize their receipt of the award in subsequent press releases and other RCA-related printed materials. Upon request, photos will be available for the award winner.

How to Apply

2021 award nominations will open later this year.  

Once submissions are open, an independent panel of judges will review the nominations and select the finalists based on the entry criteria.

Please reach out to with any questions regarding the awards programs or nominations process.