Research Chefs Association


Research Chefs Association

RCA's mission is to promote the value of culinology and empower its community. Membership is comprised of chefs and food scientists working in food manufacturing, chain restaurants, hotels, ingredient supply houses, consulting and academia, and other food professionals in R&D, sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, and the media. Membership: $185 (Chef Member/Affiliate/Food Science and Technology/Culinology Member); $450 (Associate); $30 (Student).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Acronym:
RCA
Tax Exempt Status:
501(c)(6)
Industry:
Food And Beverage Industry, Cooking/Baking, Food Industry
Year Founded:
1996
Address:
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone:
Website:
Staff:
33
Volunteers:
16
Members:
2000 individuals
Certification Programs:
CCS; CRC


Other Addresses

Address:
1100 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE
Suite 300, Atlanta GA 30342
Telephone:
Fax:
Website:


Financial Snapshot

 

Total revenues: $1,509,550


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
17.79%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Revenue
 
Program service revenue
 
Total contributions
 
Miscellaneous revenue

Total expenses: $1,364,277


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
0.78%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Expenses
 
Management fees
 
Conferences, conventions, meetings
 
Other expenses
 
Other

Total assets: $460,126


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
89.69%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Assets
 
Cash -- non-interest bearing
 
Other assets
 
Accounts receivable
 
Other

Total Liabilities: $314,056


Year - 2018
1st-yr growth
29.90%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Liabilities
 
Deferred revenue
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

This association reports using a management firm on their 990 tax documents.

   Revenue:

Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 1,167,126
Total contributions 293,251
Miscellaneous revenue 49,173
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Investment income 0
Royalties 0
Sales of non-inventory assets 0
Net rental income 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Total Revenue:

$1,509,550

1-yr growth
17.79%
Program service revenue
Total contributions
Miscellaneous revenue

   Expenses:

Expenses: Amount ($)
Management fees 816,096
Conferences, conventions, meetings 422,211
Other expenses 46,561
Travel 28,507
Office expenses 24,371
Accounting fees 9,950
Insurance 7,300
Advertising and promotion 3,985
Legal fees 3,016
Information technology 1,724
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 556
Royalties 0
Occupancy 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Lobbying fees 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Investment management fees 0
Other fees 0
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 0
Grants to individuals in the US 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Compensation for non-officers/directors 0
Pension plan contributions 0
Other employee benefits 0
Payroll taxes 0
Total Expenses:

$1,364,277

1-yr growth
0.78%
Management fees
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Other expenses
Travel
Office expenses
Accounting fees
Insurance
Advertising and promotion
Legal fees
Information technology
Others

   Assets:

Assets: Amount ($)
Cash -- non-interest bearing 422,692
Other assets 31,617
Accounts receivable 4,196
Intangible assets 1,621
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 0
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 0
Inventories for sale or use 0
Investments in other securities 0
Savings and temporary cash investments 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Investments in publicly traded securities 0
Total Assets:

$460,126

1-yr growth
89.69%
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Other assets
Accounts receivable
Intangible assets

   Liabilities:

Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 260,324
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 53,732
Other liabilities 0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:

$314,056

1-yr growth
29.90%
Deferred revenue
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 146,070
Temporarily restricted net assets 0
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Total Net Assets:

$146,070

1-yr growth
18227.48%
Unrestricted net assets

Key Staff

  
Name Ascending
Title 
Function 
Add Prospect 
Abby Burton Staff Associate Administration ...X
Alexa Newman Director, Event Services Conventions/Meetings ...X
Allen Freed Board Advisor Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Allison Rittman Director Senior Executive ...X
Amanda Bushong Board Member Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Andrew Haigh Manager, Sales Marketing ...X
Anh Nguy Vice President Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Barbara Zatto Director Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Catherine Proper Immediate Past President Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Executive ...X
Chip Potter Executive Director Executive Director ...X
Christian Ballman Senior Director, Education Education ...X
Emily Connor Director, Partnerships Senior Executive ...X
Emily Nuzzo Associate Event Services Conventions/Meetings ...X
Hope Felshaw Director, Partnership Senior Executive ...X
Jacquy Pfeiffer Board Members-At-Large Board Member ...X
Jaime Mestan Secretary Board Member ...X
Jamila Taylor Staff Associate, Certification Education ...X
Jason Behrends President Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Executive ...X
Jeannie Weber Senior Coordinator, Event Services Conference Committee Chair ...X
Jeff Cowles Board Member Administration, Board Member ...X
Justin Kanthak Treasurer Board Member, Finance, Senior Executive ...X
Kami Smith Director, Culinary Showcasing Senior Executive ...X
Kat Seiffert Manager, Marketing Marketing ...X
Katie Regan Senior Associate, Event Services Conventions/Meetings ...X
Larry Tong Director Senior Executive ...X
Laura Pabst Manager, Event Services Conventions/Meetings ...X
Liz Dombrowski Manager, Certification Education ...X
Mark Hughes Board Member At Large Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Morgan Dukes Account Executive Finance ...X
Paul Rockwell Director Board Member, Senior Executive ...X
Rosemary Trout Board Director Board Member, Research ...X
Stacey McMahan Staff Associate Administration ...X
Steve Gigantiello Manager, Meetings Conference Committee Chair, Conventions/Meetings ...X

Meetings/Conferences

Year Descending
Name 
Location 
Facility 
From 
To 
Attendance 
Exhibitors 
Facility Amenities 
20192019 Annual Conference Louisville , KY , United States   March 13 March 15    ...X
20182018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & CULINOLOGY® EXPO Savannah , GA , United States The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa March 26 March 28   Convention Center, Cruise, Golf...X
2016Annual Conference 2016 Denver , CO , United States   March 8 March 11    ...X
20152015 Annual Conference & Culinology® Expo New Orleans , LA , United States   March 24 March 27    ...X
20142014 RCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Portland , OR , United States Portland Art Museum March 11 March 14  over 100 exhibitors ...X

Publications

Name 
Frequency 
Advertising 
CulinologyquarterlyYes...X
Culinology Currentssemi-annuallyYes...X
Member DirectoryonlineNo...X
RCA InsidermonthlyYes...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2018 Q4: $0
2018 Q3: $0
2018 Q2: $0
2018 Q1: $0
2017: $0


PAC Details

Name: -



FEC ID: -



Last updated: -


PAC Contributions

(-)

Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
Date 
  This organization has no outside representation data available.
 

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

This organization has no legislative issue data available.

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.

Contractors

Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
KELLEN COMPANY MANAGEMENT SERVICES2017 $192,051 ...X
SMITHBUCKLIN CORPORATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES2017 $679,337 ...X
KELLEN COMPANY MANAGEMENT SERVICES2016 $1,121,269 ...X
THE KELLEN COMPANY MANAGEMENT SERVICES2015 $960,036 ...X

***Disclaimer: This information has been sourced from a combination of the IRS Forms 990, 5500, and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse



 
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