Culinary Council

RJ Harvey, RDN, CEC, CRC

Culinary Director

Potatoes USA Denver, Colorado

As the Culinary Director for Potatoes USA, the marketing board for all potatoes grown in the United States of America, Chef RJ Harvey works to strengthen the demand for U.S. potatoes on a global level in all channels through culinary development, potato type education, and brand promotion.

Chef RJ is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) as well as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who loves to integrate delicious, beautifully presented food that is healthful for the mind, body, and soul. During his career Chef RJ has lent his expertise to the revitalization of hospital cuisine at Morrison Healthcare and school foodservice at Chartwells K-12. These accomplishments among many others have led to him being featured in Food Management Magazine and Produce Business as well as several global publications.

Chef RJ has honed his craft in some of the best kitchens in the country. His primary expertise is in culinary nutrition and recipe development; he utilizes his firm grasp of global flavors, plant-forward ingredients, and modern techniques to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. A proud graduate with honors from Johnson & Wales University, he believes in sustainable, seasonal-produce-driven menus that are alive with flavor and nutrition. Taking a “food is the best medicine” approach to cooking, every ingredient is looked upon not only for flavor, texture, and aroma but also for nutrient contributions.

Culinary Tips

Cook potatoes in a flavorful liquid to get more flavor out of potato dishes. Try vegetable stock, chicken stock, or even adding fresh lemon, garlic, and herbs to water to introduce a depth of flavor to your favorite potato dishes.