Professional Competitions

Two professional Culinology® competitions were available: Savory and Pastry 

To compete, a chef and a culinary scientist worked together to create a culinary gold standard recipe and then commercialize the recipe into a retail frozen product. Onsite at the competition, teams created and presented both their gold standard and retail product.

The 2017 professional competitions were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA on March 16, 2017.

Congratulations to our 2017 Professional Competition Winners: 

Team Campbell Soup

Dish: Mojo criollo  grilled pork chop with pineapple chutney

  • Greg Boggs 
  • Jesse Fellows 

2017 Professional Competition Premier Partner

International Flavors & Fragrances


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2017 Professional Competition Ingredient Sponsor: 


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JMH Premium

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Southeastern Mills


2017 Professional Competition Equipment Partner






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 Partnership Opportunities

For more information about partnering with the Professional Culinology Competition at the 2018 Annual Conference & Culinology® Expo, please contact Andrew Haigh, Director of Partnerships, at (312) 673-5442.