Edison, N.J.-based Allen Flavors announced that Todd Basilone joined its custom flavor creation team. Basilone carries a Bachelor of Science in biology from Richard Stockton University and began his career in 1998, the company says. He trained in flavor technology at Robertet Flavors Inc., Piscataway Township, N.J., in 2002. Basilone is has a passion for botany, which gives him a greater insight into the world of flavor, the company adds.