Marie Wright, Vice President & chief global flavorist at Wild Flavors, Inc. will talk about Flavor Chemistry and the Aroma of Success on Monday, November 17, 2–3 p.m. in room 205 Babcock Hall.
Being credited with creating over 1000 flavors, Ms. Wright will discuss the science and art of flavoring and her journey up the corporate ladder.
Flavor chemists work with and manipulate essential oils, plant extracts and volatile chemicals to produce artificial and natural flavors and smells. They study and work with molecules responsible for flavor. They aim to create entirely new flavors that resonate with consumers and tap into the emotional connections people have with food. Flavorists have to be trend spotters, keeping tabs on global developments in food culture.
The talk is presented by the UW-Madison Department of Food Science with support from the Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program.