The Research Chefs Association (RCA) recently announced the results of its recent board of directors election for the 2009-2010 term.

2009-2010 Board of directors:
  • President: Harry J. Crane (executive chef, Culinary Center of Excellence, Kraft Foods Global; photo, right)
  • Vice President: Terry Van Winkle (vice president of sales, TIC Gums Inc.)
  • Treasurer: Janet Carver (culinary group leader, National Starch Food Innovation)
  • Secretary: Marilyn Carlson (senior manager, research & development, Oberto Sausage Co.)
  • Immediate Past President: Stephen A. Kalil, CEC, CRC (corporate executive research chef, Culinary Innovation Center, Frito-Lay)
Founded in 1996, the RCA has rapidly grown to approximately 2,500 members, including chefs, food scientists, technologists, writers, nutritionists, academicians, researchers, consultants, sales and marketing professionals, suppliers, co-packers, distributors and students. RCA is the premier source of culinary and technical information for the food industry, and is committed to the advancement of Culinology, the blending of the culinary arts and food science. For more information, please visit the RCA Web site at