Food and Feed Analysis Consultancy and Training Service

Food Flavour Training


Course Structure

The Food Flavour course is a 4 day programme which introduces the fundamental science and latest research advances in food flavour, through relevant scientific case examples and industrial applications.

Both analytical chemistry and flavourist style approaches will be used to explore how flavour and flavours can be generated, analysed, delivered and commercially exploited.

Is This For Me?

The course is relevant to developing scientists in the food, drink or flavour industry, within both SMEs and larger food and drink companies, and to students who wish to broaden their experience and subsequently enter the food industry. Relevant experience in the food industry, or undergraduate level food science or technology training will prepare delegates for the course.

How Will I Learn?

The course will run online in 2021, featuring a mix of electures and videos, live interactive online classes with leading academics, and quizzes to check your understanding of the material.

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The benefits of online learning were clear from feedback from our 2020 delegates:

"The lectures are well paced - I think I prefer them online as I can pause and catch up with my notes before continuing! I like the little check in quizzes - always a useful tool to check your understanding"

"I enjoyed case studies and practical course material"

 "Thanks for putting such a great course together"

The video below features some of our delegates who have attended previous face to face courses:


Training Course Content

  • Understanding Flavour Compounds - flavour chemistry; their biological origins; flavour generation; flavour carrier systems;
  • Measuring Flavour - flavour analysis (volatile and non-volatile) theory; practical approaches to flavour analysis; analytical techniques and scenarios;
  • Flavour Release - orthonasal and retronasal aroma delivery; oral processing/mouth physics; in-vivo flavour delivery; taste-aroma interactions;
  • Flavour Applications - case studies and industrial applications.

Meet the Trainers

The course is led by Ian Fisk, Professor of Flavour Chemistry at the University of Nottingham's Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. We are also delighted to welcome industry experts as part of the teaching team. Read more about the team here.

Hear more about the course from Ian Fisk and his Nottingham team here - but please note that the course will run online in 2021 over 4 days.




The cost of the course for 2021 will be £1840.  For further information or to find out about discounts for multiple delegate bookings, please contact Jennifer.drury@nottingham.ac.uk.





2022 TBC




TBC for 2022


Register your interest in future courses here

Please contact jennifer.drury@nottingham.ac.uk for further information.

Register interest in future courses here

Food and Feed Analysis Consultancy and Training Service (FACTS)

Food Sciences Building
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 16037
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