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WFFC Chicago Aroma in Cocktails,
A Bartender’s Secret Weapon

By: Marilynn Kelly (Belle Aire Creations)

On November 8th, the WFFC Chicago Chapter held their annual fall event at Café La Cave, in Des Plaines, IL, for a night of connections, conversations, and cocktails. To start the evening off, we greeted our guests with a special event cocktail entitled “By Any Other Name”, made with raspberries, elderflowers, rose water and Prosecco. We entered the ballroom, took our seats, shared a wonderful meal, and enjoyed a presentation by Jeff Underwood, a beverage expert for Kerry and our mixologist for the evening.

Jeff captured our attention as he discussed how to create a multi-sensorial experience through beverages. He explained how the cocktail market is expanding at a rapid pace and competition has created a demand for drinks that please the eye, the palate and stimulate the mind, by creating an emotional response. We charred wood with a blow torch to add flavor, mixed herbs and spices for their scent, and even sprayed a smoky aroma on our beverage, all to enhance our sensorial cocktail experience. Oh what a night!!!!

Event Table

L-R back row: Marissa Piazza
(H.B. Taylor, Co.); Karen Van Kampen (PLT Health Solutions);
Kelli Heinz (Bell Flavors & Fragrances

L-R middle row: Mary Maile
(Innova Flavors); Christa Gibson (Pearlchem); Dafne Diez de
Medina (Innova Flavors)

L-R front row: Marilynn Kelly
(Belle Aire Creations); Cheryl Udzielak (Givaudan); Kris Watson (Frutarom); Jane Pinda
(Fragrance West)


    Laura Partida and Rebecca Genovise

    (Fona International)




Jeremy David and Wayne Milazzo
(Belle-Aire Creations)

  Jeff Underwood (Kerry)

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