RCA Annual Conference 2014

It was my first time attending the Research Chef’s conference!!  I was thrilled to be among the industry’s chefs, research chefs, students, Culinologists,  and product developers in Portland, OR.

RCA 2014

In the education sessions, I heard speakers talk about diverse topics such as “all about sauces,” “Antimicrobial natural products,” and “Clean Labeling”.  In another session I heard a panel debate the differences between stunts, fads, and trends.

I loved hearing David Landers from Campbell’s talk about the company’s strategy for identifying and acting on trends.  John Luther, Chairma, Dunkin’ Brands,  spoke on the theme of “Culinary Warriors” during his keynote address.

The conference location, Portland, was a true highlight of the conference experience. What a fun city, so much to explore – coffee, restaurants, distilleries, breweries, book stores, and more!  Thank you to the Research Chef’s Association for a great event!

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