To give flavorists and product developers the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly complex market, Flavorcon (November 8-9) will connect the dots among emerging R&D advances, food and beverage market and flavor trends, and supply chain innovations.
One of these sessions will be moderated by Marie Wright, who will be leading panel of seasoned flavorists discussing best practices for mentoring aspiring flavor chemists.
Marie Wright, President of Creation, Design & Development and Chief Global Flavorist at ADM
Marie Wright is a transformational leader with extensive technical marketing and global technical management experience driving creative ingenuity with her team to deliver ground-breaking flavor solutions that satisfy global tastes. Wright presents internationally, and she founded a unique mentorship program for future flavorists.
Katie Crowley, Senior Flavorist at ADM Nutrition
Katie Crowley, graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Chemistry. “I have a deep passion for this career. I get lost in conversation about my training, especially to those aspiring to trek this journey themselves. The industry is ever evolving, and learning new ways of working and areas of creativity is what makes it so exciting.” Katie and her husband, Brian, are parents to 3 children. Macie, 10 and twin boys Will and Luke, 8. “I went through training, while juggling pregnancy, motherhood and work. Do what you can, when you can and be present in the space you are in.”
Richard Dandrea, Principal Flavorist at Robertet
Richard Dandrea is currently a principal flavorist and manager of the Robertet Flavor Development Laboratory in Piscataway, New Jersey. Dandrea has been involved in flavor creation for 35 years and is a certified member of the Society of Flavor Chemists. Dandrea has a BS degree in Food Science from Rutgers University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Alpa Roman, Certified Senior Flavor Chemist at Lucta
Alpa Roman is a certified senior flavor chemist at Lucta, located in Mahwah, New Jersey. During her 28 years at Lucta/FFS, Roman’s focus has been on creative flavor development for the food, beverages and pharmaceutical industries. With over 30 years of flavor industry experience, she previously held positions at Ungerer & Co., Bush, Boake, Allen and Hagelin & Co. Roman is an active member of the Society of Flavor Chemists since 1999, where she mentors and trains aspiring flavorist. Additionally, Roman was the past president of Chemical Source Association and on the board for WFFC where she co-chaired the Education Seminar.
The fourth and final panelist will be announced in the coming weeks.
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. These sessions are a $50 add on to your conference registration.
This event is limited seating so be sure to register ASAP secure your seat, visit www.flavorcon.com.
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.