Kroger Senior Innovation Manager on How Sensory Scientists Can Better Work with Partners

Kroger senior Innovation manager Nataliee Taake returns to the Flavorcon stage.
Kroger senior Innovation manager Nataliee Taake returns to the Flavorcon stage.
Peter Wynn Thompson

Kroger senior Innovation manager Natalie Taake returns to the Flavorcon stage for their session, Confessions of a Former Sensory Scientist, to provide actionable steps to attendees on how to better work with their sensory partners and how the current approach for over-simplified sensory testing can be riskier than no testing at all.

Natalie Taake

Scientist, marketer, and innovator: Natalie Taake has spent her 20-year food & beverage career translating food science, culinary arts, consumer insights, and trend prediction into actionable business strategies. A magnetic speaker and master taster, Taake’s expertise has been featured on CNN, Food Network, and America’s Test Kitchen.

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