Agenda

The RCA Conference provides an innovative experience for food industry professionals looking to indulge further into culinary arts, food sciences and product development. Gather at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego to explore the food trends that will shape the menus of fine, casual and fast food restaurants and determine the items that line grocery store shelves for years to come.

        
Various Times
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Registration Open
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
CRC® & CCS® Exam (Pre-Approval Required)
To sit for the CRC® or CCS® exam, please contact certification@culinology.org to secure your spot!
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 
First-Time Attendee Breakfast (First-Time Attendees Only)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 
Attendee Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
President's Address & Spotlight
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
 
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch
 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
 
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
Sponsored by Darifair Foods
 
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
 
7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
 
Live Student Culinology® Competition
Sponsored by International Flavors & Fragrances
San Diego Convention Center
 
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting & Awards Presentation Breakfast
Sponsored by International Dehydrated Foods
 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
Sponsored by Darifair Foods
 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Live Professional Culinology® Competition
Ingredients sponsored by Florida Food Products
San Diego Convention Center
 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Culinology® Expo
San Diego Convention Center
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Culinology® Expo Happy Hour
Sponsored by Ingredion, Inc. & Lifespice
San Diego Convention Center
 
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Student/Member Town Hall
 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Speaker/Sponsor Reception (Invite Only)
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
RCA After Hours Party & Live Culinology® Cocktail Competition
After Party sponsored by Ingredion, Inc.
Culinology® Cocktail Competition sponsored by Flavor Dynamics, Inc.

 
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
 
Attendee Breakfast
Sponsored by Schuman Cheese
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Registration Open
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break.
 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foundation Lunch

*All events will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

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