Olive Oil Taster Seminar – Education 2017
The first Olive Oil Tasters Training Seminar, was completed on June 10 2017, with an enthusiastically attended graduation ceremony, where the participants that successfully completed the four month course were given their Certifications by the organizer Mr. Vassilis Frantzolas and the Scientific manager Mr. Manolis Salivaras.
The first phase, which mainly aims to select the prospective tasters that will continue with the second phase, was of 35 hours duration, in 5 days.
Presentations were given by Dr. Mauro Amelio (ONAOO-Italy), Dr. Augusti Romero (IRTA-Spain), Mr. Manolis Salivaras (Multichrom Lab-Greece), Mr. Simone Gaetano (Frantoio Fonte di Foiano-Italy) and Mr. George Kostelenos (Kostelenos Nursery – Greece)
See the 2’ video
The first phase was completed with the individual aptitude tests, aiming to detect the olfactory threshold for three different defects and the taste threshold for one positive trait.
See the video from an olfactory threshold test and the ranking of the samples according to intensity of the defect.
After the aptitude tests, three candidates did not pass originally. They chose to continue the training and at the second testing opportunity given them, all passed.
The second phase, with a total duration of 22 hours was completed on June 10 2017, after six sessions on Saturdays, during which, more than 100 selected samples of olive oils, mostly defective, were tested by each taster. The samples (8 to 10 per session) that came from Italy (ONAOO) were tasted under the guidance of Dr. Mauro Amelio, Technical Director of ONAOO and the samples from Greece (6-8 per session) were tasted under the guidance of Mr. Manolis Salivaras, Scientific manager of Oliveoilseminars.com
Olive Oil Taster Catalog
|Apostolakis Manousos||Producer / Olive Oil Trading||Chania Crete / Athensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vasilis Vamvoukakis||Olive Oil Producer||Heraklio Creteemail@example.com|
|Viziotis Polichronis||Amateur Olives Grower||Volosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vlachavas Odysseas||Food Consultant||Thessalonikiemail@example.com|
|Georgoulis Lambros||Environmentalist Olive Oil Producer||Kalivia Thorikoufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thomopoulos Nikos||Olive Oil Grower||Apidea Lakoniasemail@example.com|
|Kavalieratos Christos-Stavros||Organic Olive Oil Grower||Fthiotida / Athensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kavouras Theodoros||Olive Oil Producer||Fthiotida / Athensemail@example.com|
|Karathanos Stefanos||Producer / Olives Trading||Messinia Arkadia Iliafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Katsivelis Pavlos||Food Trading||Athensemail@example.com|
|Kokolaki Eirini||Olive Oil Producer||Messara Cretefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Komoutos Nikos||Grower Producer||Trikalaemail@example.com|
|Kotsoni Mando||Olive Oil Producer||Argolida Pelopponisosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Koutrakis Konstantinos||Olive Oil Producer||Heraklio Creteemail@example.com|
|Logothetis Dionyssis||Producer / Olive Oil Miller / Olive Oil Trading||Vasilikos Zakynthosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Malafouris Anastasios||Olive Oil Trading||Zakynthosemail@example.com|
|Maraveli Vasiliki||Agronomist / Olive Oil Miller||Agriniofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manitara Panagiota||Food Technologist||Lakonia / Athensemail@example.com|
|Panagiotopoulos James||Production / Olive Oil Trading||Athensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Papadopoulos Konstantinos||Olive Oil Miller||Pyrgos Iliasemail@example.com|
|Petropoulos Ignatios||C.E.O. KALLONI S.A.||Thessalonikifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Salivaras Dimitris||Food Technologist||Athensemail@example.com|
|Saratsiotis Georgios||Producer||Pylos Messiniasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stergos Doukas||Production Director||Mytilini Lesvosemail@example.com|
|Spenda Kristallia||Olive Oil Miller||Lakoniafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tzanetou Eugenia||CHEF / Producer||Athensemail@example.com|
|Tokas Alexandros||Olive Oil Miller||Alexandroupolifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trichias Marios||Grower Olive Oil Producer / Lawyer||Pirauesemail@example.com|
|Frantzolas Vasilis||Quality Consultant||Athensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chalanta Maria||Producer||Rhodos / Athensemail@example.com|