Chicagoland Region Hosts Dinner and Discussion

RCA Chicagoland Region and Chicago IFT Host Dinner & Discussion

Chicagoland Region and Chicago IFT host Dr. Ali Bouzari for a discussion on Scaling Flavor.  Dr. Ali Bouzari brings a unique view of the modern food industry in a talk for Research Chefs and Food Scientists alike. A product's journey to market can be a winding, wandering, convoluted affair. Delicious gold standard recipes get put through a dizzying array of handoffs from benchtop to pilot to commercial production.

Scaling flavor is one of the most difficult lines to walk in the food world. This workshop will lay out the fundamental principles of flavor science and perception along with concrete culinary strategies for improving the fidelity of your products as they go from the test kitchen to the retail shelf. We'll dig into how flavor is extracted, concentrated, destroyed, and lost; how to design flavor profiles to match your matrix; how to vet ingredient sources; and how to troubleshoot scaling problems on the fly.

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018 

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Butler Passed Appetizers
6:00 - 8:30 PM - Dinner & Presentation

Location: Maggiano's Little Italy
                 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center
                 Skokie, IL 60077

Registration: Early-bird (through April, 5)

$15.00 Student Members
$40.00 Members
$50.00 Non-members

Click here to register!

Regional Contact Information:
Anne Druschitz
(847) 404-4056

RCA Staff Contact Information
Katie King
(312) 321-6861

Thank you to our year-round Regional Program sponsor, ADM.


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