Professional Competition

National Professional Savory Culinology® Competition

Each team was required to create a commercialized retail product themed on the cuisine of Georgia as served in an upscale restaurant for a frozen retail supermarket entrée. All food ingredients were provided by the sponsors and RCA on-site.

The 2018 professional competition was held in in Savannah, GA on Tuesday, March 27. 

Congratulations to our 2018 Professional Competition Winners: 

Team Vidalia Peach Thrashers


  • Dylan Donovan
  • Kimberly Nies

Company: Ed Miniat, LLC 


  • Smoked Duck Breast & Ogeechee Duck Sausage
  • Honey Bourbon Gastrique 
  • Hoppin’ John Cakes
  • Kilt Mustard Greens

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About the Competition

RCA is the leading professional community for food research and development. We are the premier source of culinary and technical information for the food industry and is committed to the advancement of Culinology® —the integration of the culinary arts and food science. RCA has sponsored the Professional Culinology® Savory Competition since 2011.

2018 Sponsors

Professional Competition Sponsors 



International Flavors & Fragrances


Maple Leaf Farms 

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Equipment Partner for Culinology® Competitions





For more information about partnering with the Professional Culinology Competition, please contact Andrew Haigh, Director of Partnerships, at (312) 673-5442.