PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS

Enhance your conference experience by participating in one of RCA's pre-conference programs on Tuesday, April 14.

Click here for directions on how to add a pre-conference workshop to your registration.

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White Claw Can Wait! Make Room for Cutwater Canned Cocktails

Canned cocktails are the leading trend in the beverage industry. Cutwater Distillery not only produces award-winning spirits and house-made mixers, but blends the two for an amazing line-up of canned cocktails. Witness the craft and production behind the trend firsthand by touring Cutwater Distillery as part of this RCA Pre-Conference Tour. This tour will also include a private tasting and food pairing with Gwen Conley, professor of Food Pairings and Beer Dinners at the University of California San Diego and author of Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros.

  • Price: $275.00
  • Max Capacity: 35
  • 4 CE credits available

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California Craft Meets Mad Science at White Labs Brewery

San Diego is known for its craft breweries, so what better way to combine that with your inner scientist by visiting White Labs Brewery with RCA! Participants will have the opportunity to see the science behind White Labs craft beer, and the wild and wacky contraptions used in the brew-making process. To complete the experience, attendees will participate in a guided tasting to sample firsthand these lab-developed and tested brews.

  • Price: $275.00
  • Max Capacity: 32
  • 4 CE credits available

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Day of Giving: Ronald McDonald House

RCA is excited to partner with the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego on a Day of Giving-this is the first-ever volunteer project coordinated in conjunction with the RCA Conference. Participants will serve lunch to 150-175 family residents, host an ice cream social, and oversee a Lego builder’s project with children patients. This is an enriching opportunity for RCA attendees to apply their culinary talents in a new manner, as well as focus on giving back to our host community.

  • Donation: $30.00 (Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego)
  • Max Capacity: 25

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Day of Giving: Streets of Hope

Continuing in the giving spirit, RCA is teaming up with San Diego’s Streets of Hope to provide an additional volunteer opportunity for RCA attendees to give back to the local homeless community. Participants will prepare bagged meals, and then head out with group leaders from Streets of Hope to deliver meals to the homeless in downtown San Diego. This is a truly unique experience as attendees will not only assist with the meal prep, but also interact with recipients, hear their stories, and provide more than just a handout.

  • Donation: $30.00 (Proceeds will go to Streets of Hope)
  • Max Capacity: 30

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RCA Conference Day of Giving

Join fellow RCA military veterans and cook and serve a meal for at-risk veterans at the Veterans Village San Diego. Interested in joining or donating? Contact Jeff Crace or Kimberly Schaub.


How to Add a Pre-Conference Workshop to Your Registration:

  1. Visit the conference registration page
  2. In the “Already Registered” section, click “View Your Registration Details”
  3. Click “My Options” and “Add Additional Options”
  4. Click “Add” next to the pre-conference workshop you want to add
  5. Click “Finish” at the bottom of the form
  6. Click "Pay" to complete and make payment

Questions? Email registration@culinology.org.

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