Midas Foods International’s Chef Jerry McDonald, vice president of culinary and head of the food research and development division, was selected by the Research Chefs Association (RCA) to prepare a ten-course tasting dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in November. 

The RCA selected McDonald for its highly-anticipated private event titled, “Harvesting Harmony: A Gastronomic Affair Cultivating Conscious Cuisine, where he joined nine other invited chefs to prepare a dinner menu showcasing sustainable food products and practices. The event raised $50,000 to continue the RCA’s mission of blending culinary arts and food science, and to support food product developers globally.

“Representing the Research Chefs Association and cooking at The James Beard House was an incredible honor,” said Chef McDonald. “I believe many people overlook the immense culinary talents of RCA members because we’re responsible for creating food and food ingredients for the masses, so this type of event allowed us to fully showcase our skills. Our chosen menu demonstrated that it is absolutely possible to deliver extraordinary food and flavors in a way that is responsible for our planet. This is an extremely relevant topic for our industry and it’s a core element of our mission here at Midas.

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