Since its inception in 1997, In Essence has provided superior products and service to the food industry, with particular emphasis on all aspects of taste. We have become a preferred supplier by our clients through proven excellence of our products and world class service. We currently represent Synergy Flavours, Treatt and Quest International in South Africa and have a working relationship with Nactis and Ransom Naturals. We believe that a multi-agency model gives us added flexibility to offer relevant products to our clients. We offer a wide range of both sweet and savoury flavours as well as natural extracts.

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A key account strategy has been implemented to ensure focused sales effort. Our client base is drawn from respected leaders in their industry sectors. We maintain strict confidentiality regarding our client base and their projects. We service the beverage, dairy, bakery, ready meals and condiment sectors of the market.

In Essence is technically orientated and our applications laboratory forms the basis of our customer support. The relevant technical qualifications and experience of our employees together with technical support from overseas principals ensures our customers receive a professional service.

We are based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Key personnel

Rosemary Maguire – Founder and Managing Director

BSc (Hons) Food Science, University of London.

Professional Natural Scientist Food Science.

President SAAFoST 2007-2010

Member of SAAFoST Council 2003-2017

Member of IUFoST Governing Council 2014-2018

Honorary Lecturer Food Science, University of Stellenbosch  2012-2018

Over 30 years experience in the flavour and ingredient industry

Vickie Gibson -Technical Manager

BSc (Hons) University of Cape Town.

Member of SAAFoST

Vickie has been employed by In Essence since 2001 and has extensive product development expertise with particular strength in beverage formulation. Many examples of successful products developed by Vickie are on the South African market