April 13, 2023 Midwest Meeting, Cincinnati, OH


461st Meeting of the Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

11:30am-6:30pm EST

Hilton Netherland Plaza

35 W 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202



8:00 – 10:00 am          SFC Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 – 11:45 am        SFC Board and Committee Chairs Meeting
11:00 – 1:00 pm          Meeting Registration
11:45 – 1:00 pm          Buffet Lunch


Chemical Sources Association Presentations

1:00 – 1:20 pm          Pierre-Jean Hellivan, Vice President of Key Account Development, Vigon International

1:25 – 1:45 pm          Edward Carley, Citrus Category Manager, Cvista


Society of Flavor Chemists Presentations

2:00 – 2:40 pm         Dr. Devin Peterson, Director of the Flavor Research and Education Center, Ohio State University
Dr. Peterson will be giving an overview of the ongoing research in his program focused on the identification of compounds with flavor-modulating properties as well as compounds that impact consumer liking.

2:40 – 3:20 pm         Dr. Brian Waters, Senior Lecturer, Ohio State University
Dr. Waters will be giving a synopsis on beer flavor as it pertains to ingredients and processing.

3:20 – 3:30 pm         BREAK

3:30 – 4:15 pm         Mary Horn, Vice President Fine Wine Education and Sales, Heidelberg Distributing

Mary Horn has numerous certifications within the spirits industry including Advanced Sommelier, Level III.  She will be sharing her knowledge with us, and leading us in the tasting of several wines.

4:15 – 4:45 pm         Dongjoo Kim, 2023 William F. Jaggard Scholarship Recipient, University of Florida

Dongjoo has two current research projects; the first being the untargeted analysis of non-volatile taste compounds in kombucha and the second is generating a library of volatile compounds in food products to create a machine learning model to predict flavor characteristics of new products.

4:45 – 5:15 pm          Society of Flavor Chemists Business Meeting (SFC members only)

5:15 – 6:30 pm          WFFC Sponsored Cocktail Reception with light hors d’oeuvres



Meeting Registration:

          Online registration for in-person attendance, click Eventbrite

          $100.00 Member / Non-member

          $50.00 Retired/Emeritus/Student w/ID                                            

          Deadline for online registration is April 8, 2023.


To attend this meeting virtually click the link at the time of the meeting.  461st SFC Meeting 4-13-23 Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 814 3778 3597

Passcode: 659247



The April Midwest meeting is returning to the Hilton Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati.  To receive the discounted room rate of $161, please book before March 23rd using the following link.   HILTON HOTEL