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dsm-firmenich, a leading innovator in nutrition, health, and beauty, has opened the application process for its flavourist school’s class of 2025. This world-class training school is set to lead the next era of flavour innovation and culinary excellence. From April 12 to May 1, aspiring tastemakers from around the world can apply for the two-year trainee program.

This proprietary school reflects dsm-firmenich’s commitment to advancing the art and science of flavour creation while meeting the global demand for foods and beverages that are healthier, more delicious, and better for people and planet.

The school’s two-year curriculum focuses on scientific expertise and creative know-how, equipping students with the skills needed to shape the future of flavours. With more than 80 industry experts guiding the program, the school provides a dynamic learning environment that fosters cutting-edge expertise and innovation. In 2023, the school received over 1,600 applicants for the class of 2024. The 11 candidates will be offered a job within dsm-firmenich upon successful completion of the course.

The flavourist school is an example of dsm-firmenich’s long-standing commitment to continuous improvement and staying ahead of industry trends. The school is an integral part of dsm-firmenich’s flavourist academy, which for many decades has supported the career development of its community of flavourists – anticipating the expectations of its customers and building on more than 125 years of the company’s history. The flavourist school is led by Veronique le Gouellec, Global Director Creation, with Patrick Salord, Vice President Global Creation, as dean.

Veronique le Gouellec, Global Director Creation at dsm-firmenich, says: “The flavourist school is a testament to our commitment to talent development. These passionate people trained by dsm-firmenich will play a crucial role in developing the next generation of great tasting foods and beverages, from delicious low-sugar drinks to sustainable dairy options, savory snacks, and nutritious plant-based alternatives.”

Patrick Salord, Vice President Global Creation at dsm-firmenich and Dean of the flavourist school, comments: “It’s our ambition to shape the future of flavours and the best way to do that is to nurture talent. By investing in the training and development of the next generation of flavourists, we are contributing to our broader goal of creating healthier, more sustainable, and delicious foods and beverages for consumers around the world.”