Introduction to Flavours

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Introduction to Flavours Course

A new course designed to meet the growing need to comprehend the role of flavourings in food products, and to gain an insight into how the flavours themselves are created.

Course Fee

£1,125 +VAT

All course fees are payable in advance.

Course Details

Course Description

A unique 2-day course consisting of lectures and practicals designed to give delegates a full understanding of all things ‘Flavour.’ It will include hands-on creative workshops covering sweet and savoury flavours.


2 days

Who Should Attend?

The course will appeal to flavour industry employees, food industry employees and regulatory staff.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Course Delivery / Format


Delivered face to face at Craven College, Skipton, North Yorkshire UK.

Course Structure & Content

The course has been designed so that lectures are interwoven with demonstrations and applications. The use of raw materials will be rigorously explored and then applied in both sweet and savoury flavours giving delegates the chance to create their own flavours from first principles. This will allow delegates to learn by tasting.

Subjects covered will include:
  • Flavour; the science of deliciousness
  • The chemistry of flavour
  • The flavour brain; the biology of flavour perception
  • The influences of culture on flavour choices and perception
  • A brief history of the flavour industry
  • The types of flavours available to the food industry (e.g. top notes, thermal process flavourings, natural extracts, essential oils)
  • Flavour manufacturing processes (e.g.  reaction flavours, enzymatic extraction)
  • Legislation – EU and US
  • Natural flavours – EFFA guidance
  • Green flavours – green chemistry and solvents
  • Sensory evaluation – constructing star diagrams
  • Flavour modifiers and modulators
  • Encapsulation techniques and flavour release
  • Application of flavours to food products

Learning Outcomes

You will have an understanding of the different types of flavour, manufacturing processes, how to conduct a sensory evaluation and basic application of flavours to products. You will also be able to apply what you have learned to create your own savoury and sweet flavour.

Qualification / Assessment

There is a short test at the end of the course and you will receive a Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance.

Course Fee

£1,125 +VAT

Course fee includes:
  • Course binder and notes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance

Course FAQ

What is the Introduction to Flavours Course?

This unique 2-day course is designed to give delegates a comprehensive understanding of the role of flavours in food products. The course includes lectures and hands-on creative workshops covering both sweet and savoury flavours. Topics range from the science of deliciousness and the chemistry of flavour to the biology of flavour perception and the influences of culture on flavour choices.

Where is the course held?

This course takes place at Craven College, Skipton BD23 1US

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Who is the target audience for this course?

The course is designed for flavour industry employees, food industry employees, and regulatory staff. It provides valuable insights into the world of flavours, making it ideal for those involved in product development, quality assurance, and technical management.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, a basic understanding of food safety will help delegates get the most out of the course content.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered face-to-face at the training center in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK. It consists of lectures interwoven with demonstrations and applications, allowing delegates to learn by tasting.

What topics are covered in the course?

The course covers a wide range of topics including the science and chemistry of flavour, flavour manufacturing processes, legislation, sensory evaluation, and application of flavours to food products. It also delves into the influences of culture on flavour choices and perception.

Is there an assessment or qualification?

There is a short test at the end of the course. Successful completion will earn delegates a Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance.

What is the course fee and what does it include?

The course fee is £1,125 +VAT. This includes a course binder and notes, lunch and refreshments, and a Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance.