IFF Launches Culinary Design Center in Denmark

IFF announced the opening of its new Culinary Design Center, which provides specialized plant-based expertise to global cuisine creators, and allows for the co-creation of new product experiences to satiate rapidly growing consumer demand for novel plant-based foods. Designed to shorten the time from ideation to commercialization, the new Culinary Design Center features a high-end pilot manufacturing site for plant-based foods and a studio for livestreaming and performing remote sensory evaluations.

“The new facility connects customers from around the world with IFF’s team of experts, providing them direct access to our broad expertise and capabilities, ranging from texture to taste, allowing us to deliver new plant-based solutions faster,” said Marcus Pesch, vice president of the IFF RE-IMAGINE programs. “The Culinary Design Center is part of a global network of IFF’s RE-IMAGINE PROTEIN® Innovation Program.”

The opening of the Culinary Design Center is timely with Euromonitor’s projection of double-digit growth in plant-based food and beverages segment in Europe in the years ahead, as consumers seek healthier, more sustainable diets. At the facility, the IFF team of scientists and culinary experts will leverage livestreaming capabilities, bringing customers along for every stage of the development process from the pilot plant, to the top of the line demonstration kitchen. After experiencing how IFF’s deep scientific expertise will perform in real-world kitchens, customers will receive product samples to taste during expert-led remote sensory sessions.