Culinology Education Foundation Auction

The Culinology® Education Foundation is now closed.

All proceeds have been donated to the Foundation and will benefit students pursuing higher learning in the industry.  RCA sincerely thanks everyone for their participation and making this virtual auction a success.

If you have any questions concerning an item you won, please contact Tori Clucas at


$5,000 Value
Donated by Chef Robert Danhi

Chef Robert Danhi 3-day Food Tour Anywhere in the World Including Flavor360 Software

Chef Danhi would be honored to lead your team on a culinary research mission, food tour or trend trek and give you the opportunity to capture your entire tour with their Flavor360 EXPLORE app to come back with a multimedia database of your research. “Fine print” Your team would receive full license to both the mobile app and web-based FlavorSite for 3 months, Chef Robert Danhi’s time is included for planning, travel and tour itself, and winner is responsible for travel cost.

$1,500 Value
Donated by Kimberly Schaub

Six months of advertising on the PeasOnMoss website and podcast featuring Kimberly Schaub

Take your brand to the masses! Your sponsorship includes podcast advertisements, your logo on the website home and sponsors pages, and links in episode show notes for six months. The PeasOnMoss podcast has been the premier podcast for the Research Chefs Association since 2016 and has featured chefs and leaders in the industry, including a special feature about Culinologists. The podcast was an RCA President's Award winner in 2017, acknowledging Kimberly's work to share the perspective of a research chef with the wider industry.

$850 Value
Donated by Modernist Cuisine

Signed Copy of Modernist Bread

Making good bread is both an art and a science—Modernist Bread is a 2,642-page celebration of that and more, including bread’s future. The culmination of over four years of nonstop research, photography, experiments, writing, and baking, Modernist Bread isn’t just about new recipes, though—it’s about the way we think of bread from the ground up. In the space of five volumes plus a recipe manual, this groundbreaking set tells the story of one of the world’s most important foods in new and different ways. Inside this book you’ll discover the science, history, cultures, and personalities behind bread, along with tools you can use to shape its future. Learn what really happens when dough is mixed, new techniques for working with preferments, strategies for making bread in any kind of oven, and innovative approaches to developing flavor—all through more than 1,200 recipes and variations to master and inspire.

$700 Value
Donated by Vienna Beef, courtesy of Jaime Mestan

One (1) Vienna® Hot Dog University Scholarship

It’s time to take your dogging skills to the next level - or send someone who needs the help! Vienna® is proud to offer one waived tuition to an upcoming Hot Dog University at any one of their three locations - Chicago, Florida, or California. You will receive a one-time-only code for registration on the Vienna website - just select the location and date that fits your schedule. The code is valid until March 31, 2021. Winner is responsible for travel and accommodations as necessary to attend.

$650 Value
Donated MBURS Culinary Consulting, courtesy of Matthew Burton

Red Bull Mini Bar Fridge with 12 Cases of Red Bull

Red Bull lovers, this is for you! Perfect for home or work, this mini bar fridge can chill 12 Red Bulls at a time.

$500 Value
Donated by Nu Products Seasoning Company (NuSpice)

Exclusive glass decorative bowl created specifically for RCA from artist James Stone of Stone and Glass Custom Art in San Diego

This exclusive item comes from James Stone, an ocean conservation and mixed media sculpture artist, and uncle to RCA Vice President Jessica Goldstein. Mr. Stone created this one and only piece specifically for the Research Chefs Association, capturing RCA’s colors and spirit of innovation and creativity. No other piece exists in the world - you will own a distinctive creation, reflecting your excellent taste and your passion for RCA. This exclusive item comes from James Stone, an ocean conservation and mixed media sculpture artist, and uncle to RCA Vice President Jessica Goldstein. Mr. Stone created this one and only piece specifically for the Research Chefs Association, capturing RCA’s colors and spirit of innovation and creativity. No other piece exists in the world - you will own a distinctive creation, reflecting your excellent taste and your passion for RCA.

$500 Value
Donated by Tastepoint by IFF, courtesy of Gerrie Bouchard

“Baker’s Dozen” Gift Set

Wow! Tastepoint by IFF offers this Cuisinart Precision Master™ 5.6 quart stand mixer. Your gift set also includes stainless steel measuring spoons, an apron, mixing brush, whisk, pastry mat, sieve, cookie sheet, wire rack, rolling pin, and oven mitt!

$325 Value
Donated by MBURS Culinary Consulting, courtesy of Matthew Burton

Hard Rock Package

Keep on rockin' after you leave the Hard Rock! Included in this package is a Hard Rock Fender Acoustic Guitar, black Hard Rock wireless headphones, and a large Hard Rock classic t-shirt!

$300 Value
Donated by Sadler’s Smokehouse, courtesy of Erich Chieca

Sadler's Travel Cooler with Smoked Meats

A tasty cooler filled with pit-smoked deliciousness! This Sadler’s Smokehouse cooler comes complete with a gift certificate for pre-smoked meats, direct from Sadler’s Smokehouse.

$230 Value
Donated by Edlong Corporation, courtesy of Anne Druschitz

Bundled Sweets from Vosges Haut-Chocolate and La Fournette Bakery

Sweet indulgence from Chicago in one indulgent package! You’ll enjoy two luxurious items: A 32-piece exotic chocolate truffle collection from Vosges Haut Chocolat and a 60-piece Signature Macaron collection from La Fournette Bakery!

$200 Value
Donated by Deli Star, courtesy of Charles Hayes

Anova Precision Cooker

The Anova Precision Cooker is a convenient sous vide instrument for your home. It quickly heats water to your temperature – and holds that temperature – so you can prepare the best meals for family and friends. It has built-in Wi-Fi capability to connect with a companion app on your smart phone.

$200 Value
Donated by The Butter Book Courtesy of The French Pastry School.

1 Year Subscription to The Butter Book

The Butter Book is the most comprehensive online pastry, baking and cake decorating educational solution. It’s a new creation from world-renowned Pastry Chefs Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., and Jacquy Pfeiffer who are also the founders of The French Pastry School.

The Butter Book offers a combination of basics, fundamentals and recipe application video lessons. Content can be sorted out by type, category and difficulty level.

$200 Value
Donated by Paul Rockwell

NOLA BOARDS Custom RCA-logo Cutting Board

For chefs who needs a lot of surface for their creations! This is a beautiful cherry and walnut cutting board featuring the RCA logo. It measures 14” x 21” x 1.5” and includes a well for drippings plus side handles for convenience. This board has been customized with the RCA logo, making it even more exclusive!

$200 Value
Donated by Lee Kum Kee USA, courtesy of Teresa Oncel

Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce (1 case; 12 x 7.8 oz.)

Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce is an all-purpose gourmet condiment made from ingredients such as dried scallops, dried shrimp, chili peppers and spices. It is a delicious appetizer by itself as well as an excellent addition to all dishes.

$150 Value
Donated by Southeastern Mills, courtesy of Nick Landry

"Better Than Bouillon” Collection of Bases With Mixing Bowl and Whisk

Straight from Southeastern Mills! Enjoy a collection of “Better than Bouillon” bases including Roasted Chicken, Roasted Beef, Seasoned Vegetable, Roasted Garlic, Chili, Clam, Fish, Ham, Lobster, Mushroom, and Turkey. Includes reduced sodium varieties - Beef, Chicken, Vegetable. Others included in your collection: 1lb samples of Louisiana Pickle Brine Base, Tikka Masala Base, Bloody Mary Base, Tandoori Curry Base, and Thai Style Chili Base. You’ll also get a mixing bowl and whisk.

$150 Value
Donated by Garlic King, courtesy of Jeff Crace

DKC-836 Tahoe Chef Knife Damascus Steel

A beautiful culinary instrument! This quality chef knife features a 5 ounce, 8.25” blade seated in a hardwood handle with brass bolsters. This hand-made knife is 13.25” long overall, and is well oiled (so be sure to wipe with a clean soft cloth when you first use it!).

$135 Value
Donated by Ingredion, courtesy of Anh Nguy

Educational Book Collection

Elevate your food science and culinary expertise with this unique collection of books from Ingredion. You’ll receive Ferment by Holi Davis, Preservation by Christina Ward, You and I Eat the Same by Chris Ying and Rene Redzepi. You’ll also receive rare SIGNED copies - The Curious Cook signed by Harold McGee (no longer available!) and The NOMA Guide to Fermentation signed by David Zilber.

$100 Value
Donated by Schuman Cheese, courtesy of Sandy Schumann

Copper Kettle Parmesan Wheel-Aged Over 16 months

Cello Copper Kettle is a one-of-a-kind cheese with an exclusive recipe that’s cooked in copper vats and then aged for 16 months.This imparts a uniquely complex flavor and a distinctive pinkish tone.

$99 Value
Donated by Vienna Beef, courtesy of Jaime Mestan

Vienna® Beef “Natural Casing” Hot Dog Party Pack

Make it a “natural casing” hot dog party! Party pack includes three 10-packs (6” 8 per pound) authentic Vienna® Beef Natural Casing hot dogs with Vienna poppy seed buns, yellow mustard, bright green relish, sport peppers and – of course – celery salt.

$86 Value
Donated by Vienna Beef, courtesy of Jaime Mestan

Ultimate Vienna® Lover’s Kit

The full Vienna® Beef Chicago Style Experience! Kit includes a 16 pack (6” 8 per pound) of Vienna Beef skinless hot dogs, Vienna Celery Salt, Vienna Bright Green Relish, Vienna Yellow Mustard, Vienna Sport Peppers, Vienna Italian Style Beef Kit (2 lbs sliced Italian beef, 2 lbs gravy and 6 ox. Giardiniera). Top it off with a cool Vienna baseball cap and Vienna apron.

$75 Value
Donated by Chef Robert Danhi

Chef Robert Danhis books Southeast Asian Flavor & Easy Thai Cooking with Table Setting

Signed personally to you with a beautiful set of placemats, chopsticks with rest and bowls that Robert carried back from Thailand just for you. This table setting is for four people.

$75 Value
Donated by Elite Spice, courtesy of Darryl Holliday

Home Spice Library from Elite Spice

It’s time to spice up your culinary creations. This home spice library gift basket features a variety of spice choices from Elite Spice.

$50 Value
Donated by Vienna Beef, courtesy of Jaime Mestan

Vienna® Beef Apparel Kit

Show off your love for Vienna Beef! This kit includes the classic retro sign t-shirt, baseball cap, “Grill Master” red apron and a red grill glove.