RCA Student Culinology® Competition People’s Choice Pitch​

During RCA Powered Up, the four finalist teams for the RCA Student Culinology® Competition posted a video of their limited time menu item that was inspired by the San Diego area. 

Thank you to each of the finalist teams for their hard work, time, passion and flexibility in adapting to this new format:

  • Team Frozen Four – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Team Grey Duck – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Team Gryphons – University of Guelph

Winning Team:

RCA Powered Up attendees voted on the people's choice video, and Team Aloha –  Taylor’s University won with the most votes!

Huge congratulations to Team Aloha for winning a $1000 prize generously provided by ADM.

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Evolution of Food Waste Product Development Student Presentations

To meet the demands of the evolving food industry, the RCA created the Evolution of Food Waste Product Development Student Competition in 2016. Established by the RCA Student Committee, the Evolution of Food Waste Competition challenges student teams to formulate commercialized products, increase nutritional content through value-added processing, and troubleshoot cost reduction strategies repurposing byproduct ingredients historically considered food waste.

  • Ganzo Granola – Johnson & Wales
  • Ubeer – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Great Grain Crackers – University of Wisconsin Madison

Winning Team:

Congratulations to Team Ganzo Granola from Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts! The team's product, Ganzo Granola™ is a savory granola made from oats, spent grain, nutritional yeast, sun dried tomatoes and Italian spices.

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