Meet Michelle Polach, Flavorchem’s Flavor Applications Manager



Name: Michelle Polach
Role: Flavor Applications Manager

“My favorite thing about working at Flavorchem are the people on my team and the fact that every day brings new experiences.”

Career Path

Flavorchem was a supplier that I always enjoyed working with at my previous company. When I chose to leave that position, Flavorchem was looking for a person in applications so I decided to join their team. Ten years later I am managing that same department. Things have a way of working out when you take what comes your way.

Most Rewarding Experience

I have recently been assigned to collaborating on the design of Flavorchem’s innovation center that will open in Spring 2020. The SRS Center for Taste Innovation will be a 25,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that provides a space to innovate and experiment with food trends, flavors and ingredients. Improving our current capabilities and being involved in the development and growth of the company has been extremely rewarding.

Finding the Right Work/Life Balance

Balance means something entirely different to every working mom. Each day is unique, and the proportions are not always equal. I realize I cannot be the best at absolutely everything, but I can still make a positive impact by being good at several things and knowing where to shift efforts at any given moment. It will always be a challenge, but I am motivated by my two little girls who are always watching. I hope that I help them realize that they can feel a sense of fulfillment in as many aspects of their lives as they choose.

Interesting Facts!

  • Favorite Flavor: Grape
  • Favorite Hobbies: DIY projects and traveling with my husband
  • Biggest Accomplishment: Raising kind and compassionate children