Agenda

The RCA Conference provides a truly innovative experience for food industry professionals looking to dive deeper into culinary arts, food sciences and product development. Immerse yourself in the most exciting three days in food – from educational sessions to networking opportunities to the food and flavor-filled Culinology® Expo.

Pre-conference programs will be held on Tuesday, March 12.
 

       
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
 
First-Time Attendee Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 
Grab & Go Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
President's Address & Spotlight
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Regional Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
 
Coffee Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
CCS®/CRC® Reception (Invite Only)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
Omni Hotel
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Live Culinology® Competitions: Student and Professional
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting Breakfast
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Culinology® Expo
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Evolution of Food Waste Product Development Competition: Product Presentations
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Happy Hour in the Expo
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)
Omni Hotel
10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
RCA ‘Un-Barreled’ (After Hours Party)
Live Culinology® Cocktail Competition
Omni Hotel
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
 
Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
Free Time to Explore Local Louisville Restaurants
CRC®/CCS® Exam
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Student Abstract Presentations/Breakout Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Awards Reception & Live Auction

*All events will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

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