ONAOO, Prof. Olive Oil Taster, Trainer

She graduated from Uludag University Food Engineering Deparment in 2003. She completed her Master’s Degree at Uludağ University, Faculty of Science, Department Food Engineering in 2006 and started her PhD studies in Department of Food Engineering at Ege University in 2014.

After working as a project manager in a private company in 2003, she took up a position in the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Farming, General Department of Protection Control in 2005.

In 2007, she settled in Bursa, where she began to work as a senior researcher in the Food and Feed Control Center Research Institute (her area of expertise is “oil technologies”) and she still continues to work there.

In 2010, she began to receive tasting training related to Olive Oil, which was one of the subjects she studied, and she received training in ONAOO, one of the important schools in that field in the world and the first international school in Italy, for 3 years and was granted the title of Professional Olive Oil Taster. Although she still continues her education, she works as the first official foreign teacher of this school.

Under the title of ONAOO taster/trainer, she organized olive oil training sessions and workshops in important capitals and cities of the world (Paris, Roma, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Morocco, Tunisia, Istanbul), and served as a jury member in various competitions.  She took part in the organization committee of three olive oil competitions held in Turkey. In 2015, she was in the second place in ” Olive Oil Tasters Competition” held in Milan. In 2018, she was defined as one of the top 5 olive oil tasters in Europe.

In Turkey, she organizes three training sessions with ONAOO, where she currently works as Prof. olive oil taster and trainer.