Cooking techniques, known as the Culinary Arts, are the culmination of the selection, measurement, and combination of ingredients in a mastered procedure and effort, in order to achieve a desired result.

Similar to how a recipe is developed in a restaurant kitchen, MANE’s flavours are created in the same fashion. To begin, raw materials are selected and assessed using instrumental analysis such as GC-MS or HPLC to detect the presence of specific, taste-generating molecules. For reasons pertaining to cost, the combined flavour molecules must be as concentrated as possible. To do so, sophisticated processes must be used. Multiple extraction steps, biotechnology, controlled hydrolysation and Maillard-reactions are applied to liberate, generate and purify the various molecules at their highest possible yield. This is all completed on an industrial scale. Sensory science is then used to evaluate the resulting flavour and aroma molecules, and to understand how they interact.

The TREND CAPTURE™ platform was developed by MANE to determine which tendencies will become trends. The methodology behind this is based on three elements: observing, understanding, and creating. Markets are observed, food magazines analysed and developments in fine dining gastronomy followed. MANE Chefs, as well as the work generated through partnerships with external culinary chefs, culinary schools and institutes, enable us to develop innovative recipes and application concepts for the food industry. These can be tested in a lab and on a semi-industrial scale by our application specialists, in collaboration with our customers. Our Group stands apart as a Flavour Company, in part thanks to our long-standing expertise and focus on natural flavours and extracts. Given these solid foundations and foresight, MANE is well-prepared to adapt to forthcoming trends and requirements. This is particularly evidenced by the company’s initiatives, such as purchasing a majority stake in one of the spice extract branches of Kancor, in India.

Culinary Art

MANE’s roots lie in aromatic extraction


MANE Meat Centres of Excellence create customised functional and flavouring solutions for the meat and meat-analogue producing industries.

Our experienced, dedicated meat teams draw inspiration from MANE’s expertise and ceaseless innovation to create customised solutions for our clients. The resulting products allow companies in the meat Industries to successfully adapt to and overcome challenges such as clean labelling, health concerns, decline of meat consumption, etc.

Respecting the complete confidentiality of our clients, MANE’s Meat R&D department works on innovation, range extension as well as renovation projects, using semi-industrial equipment that allows us to produce prototypes similar to those manufactured under industrial conditions. Each of our meat solutions is manufactured using the most up-to-date technologies to increase responsiveness, and to allow for continuous improvement and customisation.

Our solutions include flavours, marinades, seasonings, functional blends, flavouring blends and complete blends. Each of our creations is tested in its final application, in order to ensure that our customers benefit from the highest quality result. Besides, the acquisitions of MANE in the Meat sector were made to increase the supply-chain and propose solutions with full traceability.

MANE Meat experts use a 360° approach in their work
, which allows them to address the functional aspects of an-end product (emulsification, water retention, binding, etc.), as well as its colour, preservation, nutritional properties and flavouring. They are experienced in the various types of meat applications, for both red and white meats, including:

  • Raw meat: burgers, sausages, meatballs, nuggets, whole meat pieces, etc.
  • Cooked Meat: cooked sausages, frankfurters, patés, mortadella, cooked ham, etc.
  • Dry Meat: dried ham, bacon, chorizo, salami, dried sausages, etc.
  • Meat alternatives: vegetarian or vegan raw and cooked burger, sausages, cold cuts, nuggets, ready-made meals, etc.

Our experts can also work directly on-site to provide assistance in production processes or in product adaptation.



The popularity of snacking continues to increase across the globe as busy consumers move towards more flexible eating occasions. As consumers look for the right balance between health and indulgence, taste still remains the top priority. At MANE we keep abreast of and anticipate continually changing trends, as well as using consumers insight to work with our customers to drive the development of our snack seasonings.


With a global network of cross-category market and consumer experts, we are able to understand how the latest trends and consumer insights are influencing the snack sector. We have a wealth of tools that we use to delve deeper into the world of snacking which help to inspire our creations.


We create bespoke, unique seasonings using MANE's in-house technologies for a wide range of bases from potato and tortilla chips, to extruded and puffed snacks, to popcorn, nuts and vegetable snacks, plus crackers and more.

As well as supplying the most popular seasonings flavours on the market, our network of chefs and marketers provide inspiration for the creation of seasonings based on the latest and emerging cuisine and flavour trends meeting the needs of increasingly adventurous consumers.

Our snack flavourists have access to a wide portfolio of raw materials, including those made in-house, to create seasonings that can meet a range of claims consumers look for in their snacks, such as:

  • Clean label
  • natural
  • Vegetarian or vegan
  • Halal suitable
  • Allergen free
  • Organic
  • Provenance
  • Depiction on pack
  • Reduced salt
  • Reduced flavour enhancers

Discover more about our responsible and sustainable sourcing of raw materials used in seasonings: chilli from India and black pepper from Sri Lanka.


Our worldwide production facilities are certified by global certifications organisations, they use the most modern equipment available to produce seasonings that meet the highest safety and quality assurance standards.

Across MANE, we work together to ensure we deliver the best tasting seasonings your customers expect.


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