Bell Flavors & Fragrances is proud to announce that Principal Flavorist, Cindy Cosmos, recently taught at The University of Wisconsin Madison on the topic of confection flavors during the second week of the Resident Course in Confectionery Technology. Cindy led the topic of flavors to the class, which consisted of a variety of well-established confection companies.
According to the Department of Food Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Resident Course in Confectionery Technology is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association and teaches on topics like production, technical, research, and managerial personnel in the field. Students enjoy learning from the experts in the industry, such as Cindy, and they will gain hands-on experience in the labs with a variety of different candies.
Cindy Cosmos began her career as a Flavor Chemist at Stepan Flavors in Northfield, IL, and continued on her path over the past 30 years at various flavor houses like FONA, Synergy, and Edlong. Over the past 20 years, she has remained a certified member of the Flavor Chemistry Society, as well as a member of many other professional organizations. She broadened her career at Nutrasweet working on complex interactions between flavors and sweeteners. Cindy’s time spent at Kraft Foods allowed her to work as an in-house flavorist alongside Kraft’s food technologists and product developers within the Digornio Pizza, Oscar Meyer, Capri Sun, and Crystal Lite beverage product units.
For the past 25 years she has dedicated much of her time creating flavors for the confectionery industry and learning the art of candy making. Over the past 19 years, Cindy has been working at Bell Flavors and Fragrances, and is currently a Principal Flavorist within the company.
With over 100 years of industry experience, Bell’s deep passion is to create products that captivate the world’s taste buds and stimulate the senses. This passion was instilled by Bell’s founder William M. Bell, and continues today. Bell is proud to call over 800 employees its family and is opening more doors for new career opportunities.