The British Society of Flavourists was founded in 1970 to promote the interests of individuals working within the Flavour Industry. Membership now comprises hundreds of individuals, based in over 40 countries around the world. These include flavourists, food technologists, marketing and sales executives.

The day-to-day running of the Society is in the hands of the Council which is elected at the Annual General Meeting. We are always trying to introduce new events and to keep pace with the ever-changing environment that our industry is a part of.

We aim to:

  • undertake scientific research in and promote knowledge of flavour technology and application
  • promote and encourage the science and art of flavour technology and application
  • protect the interests of Members actively engaged in flavour research, technology and application
  • promote and encourage the education and development of flavourists, with the co-operation of the Training Boards as necessary
  • foster scientific and general professional discourse among the Members of the Society
  • provide a responsible and informed body of professional opinion to comment on all aspects of legislation which affects the science and art of flavour technology both publicly and to those bodies who have a public duty regarding flavour legislation
  • promote good relations with other societies or International bodies capable of assisting in the development of or the objects of the Society
  • at all times maintain a high standard of professional conduct

We organise regular educational lectures for our members on a variety of industry-linked topics, as well as occasional site visits.

We also run or are associated with a number of regular events, including:

Upcoming events will be listed in our Diary.

We look forward to the continued support of our existing members and to welcoming new members to our ever-growing Society.