You hold the food knowledge. Let’s add some flavor.

Have a knowledge gap when it comes to flavor? We have you covered.

If you’re going to take time out of your busy schedule to learn about working better with flavor, it better be worth it. Thousands of food industry professionals have attended our Flavor 101® & Flavor 201 courses and they agree: Flavor University helps you work smarter with flavor. Highly rated and non-commercial, courses cover the science behind flavor, the labeling landscape, to using flavor in your specific application.

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Flavor University 2023 Course Schedule

Flavor University® Podcast - Check out our latest podcast episodes!

2023 Special Session Webinars: 

Plant-Based Party

Tuesday, April 11 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM CST

With increased consumer demand and acceptance for plant-based, and more variety of options on the shelf and menu, plant-based is no longer niche. Plant-Based is being celebrated and at our plant-based party, whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just curious, everyone is invited. Per our custom research, we will explore the growth, popularity, and history of plant-based eating as well as insights from our sensory study that uncovers how consumers perceive plant-based. With the global plant-based market expected to expand by 3x, with an increase from US$ 11.3 billion in 2023 to US$ 35.9 billion by 2033, there’s tremendous opportunity to include elements of new innovation into your products. During this presentation, Carrie Rock, Senior Associate Product Manager, will uncover three distinct consumer personas with their needs and opportunities.  


If you would like to attend any of these webinars, please reach out to Sarah David at for the link.


Flavor 101®
  • FONA Center, Geneva, IL – April 18 & 19 - CLASS FULL
  • FONA Center, Geneva, IL – May 9 & 10
Flavor 101® Hits the Road
  • Vancouver, Canada – April 4, 2023
  • Portland, OR – April 6, 2023
  • Hunt Valley, MD – April 13, 2023
  • Anaheim, CA – May 23, 2023
  • Salt Lake City, UT – May 25, 2023
Beverage Flavor 201®
  • FONA Center, Geneva, IL – TBA
Cereal, Bars, Bakery and Snacks Flavor 201®
  • FONA Center, Geneva, IL – TBA
Pet Care Flavor 201
  • FONA Center, Geneva, IL – TBA
Taste Modification 201
  • FONA Center, Geneva, IL – May 16

Please note at this time FONA does not accept applications to attend Flavor University classes from employees who work solely with e-cigarette/e-juice products. Knowing that the flavors we sell are not approved for use in these products, we do not feel it’s appropriate to educate you on their use without creating a possible conflict of interest..

Questions about Flavor University?


Sarah David, Communications Manager
Madde Klinkey, Marketing Associate