A Passion for Flavor
McCormick’s passion for research and development drives product development, assists chefs in creating new dishes and helps consumers expand their palates.
The Science of Flavor and Emotion
We come up with custom marketing solutions and flavor insights that lead to memorable eating experiences and distinctive product preferences. Our key ingredient for success: deep consumer and category knowledge of the complete global restaurant and food market.
Our researchers and scientists are always sharing their passion for flavor with the world. Global food companies are hungry for insights, and we oblige with resources from published research to our patent-pending EsSense Profile®—a scientific measurement of the emotional human response to flavor.
Investing in the Science of Healthy Eating
The McCormick Science Institute sponsors health studies at leading universities and research institutions that examine the effects of spices. MSI has also funded 22 clinical trials and run a world-renowned scientific advisory council.Learn More about MSI
A Taste for Knowledge
We have more than 400 food scientists in 20 Technical Innovation Centers around the world. Our researchers help us expand flavor lines and create new ones through research, creation, and testing, focusing on consumer behavior and taste preferences.
Co-creating Flavors with the Experts
Our proprietary process, CreateIT®, expands our product development into the consumer world. It helps us study our clients’ brand, product category and consumer thought process, resulting in better flavor ideas and faster speed to market.Learn More »
The Future of Flavor Development
McCormick and IBM are working together to pioneer the application of artificial intelligence (AI) for flavor and food product development.
The people behind the flavor
We employ a variety of food and flavor experts to help us develop insights and share our innovations: trend-trackers, research chefs, flavor technologists, sensory scientists, food engineers and natural product chemists. These experts are leaders in their fields and are the sources home cooks, professional chefs, and food brands turn to for flavor and culinary inspiration.