BSF Flavourist Training Course


2020 Course cancelled - Please note that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and its impact on travel and group meetings, the Flavourist Training will not take place this year. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and for 2021 reservations.




This training programme has been developed by the British Society of Flavourists and the University of Reading (Dept. of Food & Nutritional Sciences), and is supported by the International Federation of Essential Oil and Aroma Trades.

It is run once a year, usually commencing the first week of May. The three-week programme of practical sessions and seminars is given by highly experienced flavourists from industry and university specialists. It is structured around the practical evaluation and formulation of flavourings for food and beverages.

The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the flavour characteristics of a wide range of compounds and to learn how to incorporate them into flavourings for application in foods. The course is primarily designed for graduates already working in the flavour or food industries seeking to upgrade their skills

The course has proven extremely popular, attracting delegates from all over the world. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 12 and each year is usually booked-up well in advance, so if you are interested in attending please ensure you reserve your place as early as possible.

Delegates who successfully complete the course are automatically accepted as members of the British Society of Flavourists and given complementary membership for the course year plus one further year.

For further information please visit the University of Reading site.