How to Become a Research Chef
To become a research chef, you may need a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, chemistry, or a related field. However, many employers only require an associate degree or culinary school certificate. It is even possible to work your way up to the position with extensive experience in the field. Whether on-the-job or in an education program, you need to hone your culinary skills and study food science and product development. You can become a certified research chef through the Research Chefs Association. While there is not a required course, the RCA has different experience mandates based on your education level.