Good Sensory Practices – Panellist Characteristics

What characteristics should a panellist ideally have?

Although anybody can be recruited for sensory panellist training, here are some characteristics that will help choose a good potential panellist. 

A good sensory panellist:

  • Motivated 
  • Reliable
  • Has time available for taste sessions
  • Meets sensory acuity requirements
  • A team player
  • A quick learner
  • Articulate
  • Confident – can speak up in front of others
  • Not afraid to say a sample is uncharacteristic.