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Sensory Evaluation

Independent feedback about the taste of your products by the world's best chefs & sommeliers

Professional input by gastronomy experts

Research makes it clear that taste is the most important criteria when consumers decide to buy food and drink products.

As a complement to internal panels and consumer tests, our sensory evaluations are carried out by professional taste-experts.

Your product will be tasted by our jury of experienced chefs and sommeliers who have the gustatory knowledge to tell you not only how tasty your product is, but to also let you know what your product’s strengths are and what areas could use improvement.

How Sensory Evaluation can help you


Validate the taste of your new recipes

Gain objective and independent feedback from experienced culinary experts regarding the taste of your new products or reformulations.


Expert third-party quality monitoring

Ensure that your food or drink products consistently and continuously live up to the highest taste standards by relying on finely tuned, expert palates.


Take action for better products

Gain detailed insights into your products strengths and areas of improvement and get inspiration for recipe improvements or new flavours.

Thanks to the suggestions from the Taste Institute jury, we were able to improve our product.

Carla Barboto

General Director

Pacari, Ecuador

Our Secret Sauce

ITQI Best chefs & sommeliers in the world

The world’s top chefs & sommeliers at your service

Our independent jury includes more than 250 world-renowned chefs and sommeliers recognized by institutions like Le Guide Michelin and Gault & Millau. Jury members are carefully selected for their in-depth knowledge of taste and their ability to give solid feedback.

First impression




Final sensation


A rigorous tasting process backed by an objective methodology

Our tasting is performed blind and in complete silence. Our chefs and sommeliers never make judgments based on their gut feeling; they follow an objective methodology based on the 5 International Hedonic Sensory Analysis criteria.
We are very proud of our world-class jury and rigorous methodology, making our evaluations and award the most serious and respected in the market

Ferran Centelles

Master Sommelier at El bulli Fondation

President of the Sommelier Jury

How does it work?


Register your products online.


Send us your samples.


Products are tested.


Get your evaluation results & certification

What will you get ?

ITQI Product test score

Sensory Evaluation Score

Your product receives an overall score out of 100, as well as scores for each of the 5 sensory criteria.

ITQI Product test report

Evaluation Report

The optional evaluation report contains personalized comments and suggestions from our jury about your product. You can also have food and drink pairing suggestions, and have the opportunity to ask the jury specific questions about your product.

Want your products endorsed by top chefs & sommeliers?

Our international team of experts and consultants can assist you in your language. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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