The new kitchen at ADM's James R. Randall Research and Culinary Center (Decatur, Ill.) is more extensive than even the White House kitchen in which corporate research chef Brian Yager worked during the Reagan administration. In ADM's new state-of-the-art kitchen, chef Yager assists manufacturers with custom research applications that integrate ADM ingredients. The culinary center is designed to help ADM's customers bridge the gap between food science and the culinary arts.

Kim Hurm, sensory sciences manager at ADM, pilots the facility with a sensory panel of 10 individuals trained to perform liking and discrimination tests. Also, from a pool of 500 employees, the sensory team is able to produce data in a matter of minutes using Compusense 5, a fully automated statistical software program. ADM, Graham Keen, 217-451-8675,