Food & Culinary Professionals


The Academy offices are moving, starting late Thursday.  As a result, the membership database will be down until Monday - which means you will not be able to log in to the website as a member. 

If you need anything from the member side of the website, please be sure and retrieve it before 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday.

We anticipate being back up on Monday morning.  Thanks!

For food and culinary professionals, ‘tis the season of holiday recipes, trends reports and lists of gift recommendations for your favorite foodies.  I love this time of year, and just can’t get enough of the festive celebrations and delicious dishes that make their appearance during these days.  It’s also a great time for us as professionals to look back and assess the past twelve months.  The successes, trials and tribulations, and opportunities (both taken and missed) teach us a lot about ourselves and what we can strive for in the new year. 

I’m not one for grand resolutions, but I do believe in making and tackling specific goals, both personally and professionally, on a regular basis.  What are your goals for 2017?  Your food and culinary peers are here to help you be a stronger professional and to reach those goals.  I encourage you to connect with your FCP colleagues and take advantage of the numerous benefits that we offer, including webinars, the March 2-4 Culinary Workshop (see next paragraph!), our supermarket, food safety, restaurant & hospitality and agriculture subgroups and electronic mailing lists, book club, mentor program and more. 

Registration is now open for FCP’s 2017 Culinary Workshop, March 2-4!  We hope you can join us for this three-day event in the Napa Valley where we will explore food, nutrition and culinary mastery. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to expand your culinary knowledge, skills and competencies; network with colleagues from across the country; and earn valuable Continuing Professional Education Units.  Learn more and register here.

I’d love to hear about what you’re cooking up this holiday season.  Let us know your favorites (and not so favorites, too!) via twitter @FCPDPG, Instagram at fcpdpg and on our Facebook page.

Here’s to a happy and delicious holiday season,


Sheila Weiss, RDN, LD, FAND
2016-2017 FCP Chair

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Mission Statement: 
Empower members to be the nation’s food, culinary and nutrition leaders.

FCP's Vision:
Optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition.

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