Flavor technologists develop and manufacture flavoring used in food and drink products. They conduct experiments and produce sample products, as well as design the processes for making products with a consistent flavor, color and texture in large quantities. Furthermore, they apply flavors to basic applications and collect flavor performance results for flavors that don’t have data.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?:
- Conduct experiments
- Produce sample products
- Design the processes for making products with a consistent flavor, color and texture in large quantities
- Modify the flavor concentrates of existing products
- Conduct internal sensory evaluations to determine quality of flavors, both new and existing
- Select flavors and pull from stock for standard sample requests
- Apply flavors to basic applications and collect flavor performance results
- Build a library of flavors with knowledge of many different applications
- Ensure that the portfolio flavors have application data
- Select the best flavor for the application
- Provide quick service to applications and customers
- Coordinate with multiple departments to ensure flavor data integrity
- Work directly with the sample department on resamples and standard samples
- Provide basic application on flavors without data across many different applications
- Communicate with the regulatory department to make certain documentation needs are met
Recommended High School Courses:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics, biology, chemistry and computer skills.
A bachelor’s degree in food science, nutrition, chemistry or related field.