dsm-firmenich opens applications for flavorist school’s class of 2025

Kaiseraugst (Switzerland), Maastricht (Netherlands), April 15, 2024 dsm-firmenich, the leading innovator in nutrition, health, and beauty, has opened the application process for its flavorist school’s class of 2025. This world-class training school is set to lead the next era of flavor 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 flavor 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 flavors. 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 flavorist 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 flavorist academy, which for many decades has supported the career development of its community of flavorists – anticipating the expectations of its customers and building on more than 125 years of the company’s history. The flavorist 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 flavorist 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 flavorist school, comments: “It’s our ambition to shape the future of flavors and the best way to do that is to nurture talent. By investing in the training and development of the next generation of flavorists, we are contributing to our broader goal of creating healthier, more sustainable, and delicious foods and beverages for consumers around the world.”

For qualifications and more information on how to apply for the class of January 2025, visit dsm-firmenich’s careers page: Vacancies (

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.