About

RCA Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Research Chefs Association Outstanding Achievement Awards were created to recognize product developers and educators in the area of Culinology®.

Award Categories
Outstanding Achievement in Product Development for Retail:

A working product developer in Research and Development whose career has set industry standards in the area of Retail and who has served as an inspiration to other Retail Product Developer professionals.

Outstanding Achievement in Product Development for Food Service:

A working product developer in Research and Development whose career has set industry standards in the area of Food Service and who has served as an inspiration to other Food Service Product Developer professionals.

Outstanding Achievement in Culinology® Education:

A working educator whose career has set standards in the area of Culinology® and who has served as an inspiration to other Educators and Students.

Submit Nomination

The submission deadline is December 14, 2018.

Awards Timeline & How to Apply 

November 5, 2018 : Nomination applications open. You may nominate a peer or you may nominate yourself. There is no limit to the number of applications you may submit.

December 14, 2018: Submission Deadline

December 2018: An independent panel of judges will review the nominations and select finalists for each category based on the entry criteria.

January 2019: The finalists in each category will be announced and notified.

February 2019: A final ballot will be distributed online to a voting body of registered professional RCA volunteers* from each of the RCA Committees to select the award winners in each category.

March 15, 2019: Award winners will be announced at the Awards Reception at The RCA Conference in Louisville, KY.

*Registered Professional RCA Volunteers are identified as active committee members on the official RCA roster.

Please reach out to rca@culinology.org with any questions regarding the awards programs or nominations process.