Symrise Master Flavorist Sam Tharpe to Take Stage at Flavorcon 2023

Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Sam Tharpe develops harmonized flavors for the beverage industry.
Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Sam Tharpe develops harmonized flavors for the beverage industry.

Symrise master flavorist Sam Tharpe will take the stage for his session, “The Harmony of Taste from the 18th Century Perspective” to discuss the importance of harmony in flavor formulation with multi-sensorial samplings.

Join Tharpe on this journey back in time to the 18th century as he explores the harmonization of music, taste and flavors.

Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Tharpe develops harmonized flavors for the beverage industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Science History Institute located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania representing the Society of Flavor Chemists. 

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Register Today

The time has officially come—registration is now open for Flavorcon 2023! Scheduled for November 7-9 in Cincinnati, OH, early bird tickets are now available for attendees.

To give flavorists and product developers the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly complex market, Flavorcon will connect the dots among emerging R&D advances, food and beverage market and flavor trends, and supply chain innovations. The two-day conference will include a series of data/analytics presentations, interactive educational talks and panel discussions featuring some of the industry’s leading experts. Attendees will come away inspired with new tools and connections to create flavorful wins and products consumers love.

Flavorist Master Class

New to Flavorcon, this first-come first-served pre-Flavorcon session is designed to take attendees on a guided tour through a lineup of organoleptic materials with the help of Bell Flavor & Fragrances principal flavorist, Cyndie Lipka, and independent flavorist and “Flavor Bites” columnist, John Wright. Attendees will be split into two groups, first attending a 45-minute session with one of the flavorists and then swapping to join a 45-minute session with the other.

This event is limited seating so be sure to register ASAP secure your seat, visit

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