Flavor Technologist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

The human tongue has over 10,000 taste buds and flavor technologists want to appeal to them all! They’re responsible for formulating the flavorings that go into food, drinks and even pet products. Combining scientific and analytical tools with creativity, flavor technologists blend flavor chemicals and extracts to create flavorings and flavor profiles. They may enhance natural flavors, create new flavors, replicate existing flavors or mask unpleasant flavors.

Also known as: Food Technologist, Food Scientist, Food Scientist/Application Technologist, Food and Packaging Technologist, Research and Development Technologist
Learning Strategies
Personnel Management
Quality Control Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Conduct taste testing experiments
Produce sample products
Develop processes that ensure flavor consistency in bulk production
Modify the flavorings of existing products
Replicate specific flavors
Mask unpleasant flavors in medications
Determine the best flavoring for the application
Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure flavor integrity
Abide by regulatory requirements and document compliance as necessary

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