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We welcome any ideas that members may have for events for the coming year. Also any comments that members have on current events would be greatly appreciated.

amsterdam 2015

A total of 176 people from 79 companies and academic institutions attended the 7th Table Talk exhibition held on the 5 March at the Barbizon Palace Hotel in Amsterdam. This is an event where flavourists meet the suppliers of raw materials used in the formulation of flavourings and it serves as a stimulus for new ideas and the creation of new flavours. Feedback was very positive and of those returning feedback forms to the organisers reported that they would attend the next exhibition and every respondent said that they had evaluated ingredients that they felt would be useful in their flavour formulations: which is exactly what the exhibition is all about. The majority of respondents said that they would like to keep the exhibition in Amsterdam because it is convenient for air and rail networks and the Barbizon Palace Hotel is in an attractive location based in the centre of the city. Consequently the 3 March has been reserved at the Barbizon Palace Hotel, Amsterdam for Table Talk 2016.

A record 25 exhibiting companies presented 200 products throughout the course of the day with ‘natural’ materials again being the ‘hot topic’. Some of the most interesting flavouring substances mentioned in feedback forms were natural alpha-ionone and natural indole from Advanced Biotech, natural prenyl mercaptan from Axxence Aromatics, natural massoia lactone from IFF LMR Naturals, natural nootkatone from De Monchy and Omega Ingredients, natural 2-octen-4-one from Riverside Aromatics, natural nonanoic acid from Sigma Aldrich and natural acetoin acetate from O’Laughlin Corporation. Other products that caught the attention of flavourists were a beer extract from Destilla Flavours & Extracts, a coconut oleoresin from Cornelius, Helichrysum absolute (50% ethanol) from Payan Bertrand, Buchu leaf oil (Betulina) from Lluch Essence, tea and coffee extracts from Finlay Extracts, and citrus oils from Capua, Lionel Hitchens and Lluch Essence.  

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golf day 2014

For those golfing members who didn’t attend this year you missed an excellent day on the magnificent course at St Pierre and a splendid evening in the oak-paneled dining room at the club.

Despite efforts to wrest the BSF trophy from his grasp this year’s winner with a Stableford score of 36 points was once again David Woollin of Orkla Foods.

Nearest the Pin : Michael Torre (F D Copeland)

Longest Drive: Janis Sinton (Tastetech)

Other scores of 20 and over were as follows:

Michael Torre (F D Copeland) 31
Trevor Browne (Optitaste) 30
Keith Clarke (Orkla Foods) 27
Laurent Venzi (IFF) 26
Nigel Crane (Essential Cuisine) 24
Stephen Ellis (Silesia) 20
Daniel Hickey (All-in-All Ingredients) 20

A few players didn’t quite make the 20’s - I’m sure we will be getting in some much needed practice for next time!

A big thank you goes to the companies who sponsored this year’s prizes:

Essential Cuisine
F D Copeland
F&F Projects Ltd
Orkla Foods UK plc
Optitaste Ltd
Marriott St Pierre

There was obviously some concern about the low turnout for this year and the Council would really appreciate your feedback (in confidence if you prefer) to let us know what can be done to encourage a better attendance for next year. Was it too expensive? Was the location not ideal? Was the date/day of the week not suitable? Etc.etc.

If any golfing members would like to organize the 2015 event then please let us know as fresh ideas are always welcome.

Please send your comments by email to danny.hodrien@fandfprojects.com  

gold day winner 2014

Picture: This year’s winner David Woolin being presented with the BSF trophy by Danny Hodrien.

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Forthcoming Events at the British Society of Flavourists.
events dates
Inaugural Golf Day

24 June 2015
Venue: Hawkstone Park Golf Club, Weston under Redcastle, Nr Shrewsbury.
For further information on BSF events please contact: secretary@bsf.org.uk
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