Flavour creation and evaluation
Although notions of taste seem highly subjective, the industry has developed universally understood standards and descriptors to apply to new creations.
In this module, you’ll be exploring flavour - how we detect it, its link with smell, and how we describe tastes. You’ll be given an introduction to flavour creation in the industry from start to finish, and how to work to a flavour brief.
In this fascinating and practical unit, these industry flavour standards are clearly explained by module creator John Wright, a world class expert with a lifetime of experience in flavour creation. He's also the author of Flavour Creation, the acknowledged definitive book on the subject, which is included as part of this module.
What is included
Studying with ICATS gives you ultimate learning flexibility. With no assignment hand-in dates or fixed exam at the end of the year, you’re free to work through your course modules at your own pace.
As an ICATS student, you’ll have the support of a tutor. Experts in their subjects, your tutor will guide you throughout your studies, giving you advice and research approaches for your final dissertation.
ICATS Learning Pack
All the course materials you’ll need are included in your ICATS Learning Package: workbooks, textbooks, monographs and sensory kit.
Focus on Industry
These core skills lie at the heart of all careers in the flavour industry, including evaluation, creation, quality control, and marketing.
By learning the primary elements of flavour language, you’ll be able to talk with confidence about the creative and evaluation process
You’ll understand how successful products are created by working with a customer brief
Exploring the entire commercial process, you’ll be able to identify opportunities for new product development, as well as where you might face restrictions to your creativity
By understanding how we taste, you’ll appreciate the importance of this vital sense
Combine units and become Certified
Foundation science and mathematics for the Aroma Trades
Odour and Flavour language
Aroma materials of natural and synthetic origin
Fragance creation and evaluation
Application of flavouring materials in flavoured products
Application of aroma materials
Safety, Regulatory and Environmental Issues in the Aroma Trades
Operations, Logistics and Quality Assurance in the Aroma Trades
Business Environment and Marketing in the Aroma Trades
New Product Development in the Aroma Trades
Project management and the briefing process
Financial and management issues in the aroma trades
Research methods and dissertation proposal