The Research Chefs Association is the leading professional community for food research and development. Its members are the pioneers of the discipline of Culinology® — the blending of culinary arts and the science of food.

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Whether you are looking for a job or hiring for a job, consider RCA as your personal recruiting firm.

  • Members have full access to all job postings.
  • Member AND non-member employers can post positions!

The Research Chefs Foundation provides scholarships for students studying Culinology, culinary arts, and food science.

  • Scholarships for students of higher education
  • Scholarships for professional continuing education
  • Applications due December 15

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