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Custom Flavors: A Division of Custom Ingredients

United States

Custom Flavors is a family-owned and operated flavor developer and manufacturer located in the small surf town of San Clemente, CA. Our team boasts over 100 years of combined flavor and food industry experience. We partner with individuals and businesses of all sizes to provide exceptional flavors. Work with us and experience committed customer service and a relationship that lasts beyond the product life cycle.

In 2005, our company opened its doors as Custom Ingredients, Inc under the leadership of Founder and President Mike Wendling and Steve Bishop, Co-Founder and Vice President. They brought together their passion and business acumen to deliver the highest quality in flavor production. By natural extension, a high level of customer service, innovative product development, cutting edge technology and a strong, responsive team round out the core values that the company has become known for over the years.

This mission and vision continue as the next generation of leadership takes over at Custom Flavors. Alex Wendling recently stepped in as President while his father, Mike, has moved to a more consultative role with the company. Daily operations continue to grow and the basics of creating the best flavors, problem solving, process improvement and navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape apply now more than ever.

At Custom Flavors, our portfolio includes more than 20,000 flavors and flavor combinations, we recently invested in new equipment such as a state-of-the-art GC/MS, made facility improvements to increase productivity and efficiency and have a team that’s more like family with a top-notch knowledge base. From where we sit, the future looks very bright.


  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • National Association of Flavors and Food Ingredient Systems (NAFFS)


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