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Bruyninckx Philippe
( Belgium )
Bruyninckx Philippe


Born in a country where butter is king and mayonnaise is queen, I was pleasantly surprised by the magnificent taste and pleasantness of extra virgin olive oil during my holidays in south east Crete in the 80s.

At the time, I was working in the product engineering sector in a multinational company, but I was ready for a change. I started importing this delicious product and I set myself the challenge of letting the people who love butter in my country taste this gift of nature. As a pilot,

I knew it was possible to fly without an engine, but not without knowledge and skills. I quickly realized that additional support was needed to achieve my goals.

So I knocked on ONAOO’s door. Thanks to the dedication of the teachers, I embarked on a fascinating 3-year learning path. I enjoyed developing my skills and knowledge and thanks to this support I have seen my business grow.

Through retail, restaurant, direct sales and the web shop, I distribute two superb brands of extra-virgin olive oil, one Greek and one Spanish. is my starting point, alongside my company




Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, Belgium



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Solinas Marina

Marina has a degree in Food Preparation Sciences. She is currently the Quality Manager at the Oleificio Pietro Coricelli SpA.

Marina deals with quality certifications, contacts with customers and consumers. It also deals with the surveillance of the quality of products and processes, the control of incoming oils from a sensorial point of view.

She was also Head of Quality Assurance at Carapelli Firenze and Quality Manager of Agnesi Spa for the production of pasta in the Danone group.

Marina has been an ONAOO Professional Taster since 2001. Marina was the winner in 2015 of “THE GREAT CHALLENGE – THE WORLDWIDE OLIVE OIL TASTERS’ CHALLENGE” at the Milan EXPO.

She regularly attends refresher courses organized by ONAOO of which she has also become a member of the Council in 2019.

Lu Sheng Tsai Alex

Alex, a native food enthusiast and skilled chef from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, runs a restaurant called Alessandro Mediterranean, which offers a wide array of delectable Mediterranean dishes.

Driven by his passion for European cuisine, Alex has also established a European gourmet food store.

This store specializes in various European food products and tableware, with a particular emphasis on Italian cuisine. It aims to bring authentic European flavors to its customers by providing high-quality ingredients, handcrafted products, and elegant silverware, creating a unique dining experience.

Alex honed his skills in this area as a professional olive oil taster by completing his training in ONAOO in 2018. He also serves as a trainer for the Specialty Coffee Association.

With these skills, he ensures that customers receive the finest products and services. To help customers understand European culinary culture better, Alex’s store regularly hosts cooking and coffee classes and wine-tasting events.

These activities allow customers to learn how to create authentic European dishes hands-on and bring the Italian lifestyle to their homes.

Alberti Edoardo

Edoardo was born in Imperia in 1994; he graduated in Business Administration in Genoa and he furthered his studies with a full time master’s degree in “Sales and Retail Management” in the “24 Ore Business School” in Milan.

Since 2020 he has been living and working in Imperia and its rear valleys. The family business of the same name is based here, which produces and trades typical Ligurian and other products

He has been started his path as an olive oil taster in 2020, since 2021 he has been registered in the National Register of Technicians and Experts. In 2023 he obtained the qualification of Professional Taster of ONAOO.

Nebioĝlu Müge

I was born in 1981 in Eskisehir. I am married and have three children. In 2003 I graduated from Uludağ University Food Engineering. In 2006 I completed my Master’s degree in Food Engineering at Uludağ University. I started the doctorate in Ege University Food Engineering in 2014 about oils and fats technology- olive oils and phenolic.

After I worked as a project manager in a private company in 2003, I started to refer to it in the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, General Directorate of Protection and Control in 2005. I settled in Bursa in 2007 and started to work as a specialist researcher at the Central Research Institute for Food and Feed Control (“oil technology” – as an area of expertise) – and I still continue to work here. I am also responsible for doing and create projects with EU & Turkey Collaboration.

I started studying tasting related to olive oil, one of the subjects I worked in 2010, and got the title of Professional Olive Oil Taster at ONAOO, the first international school in Italy and number one in the world. I am still continuing my education.

I have organized olive oil tasting trainings with ONAOO, workshops and at the world’s most famous capital cities (Paris, Roma, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Morocco, Tunisia and Istanbul). I am a member of the jury in various competitions organized in various countries and cities of the World like Tunisia, Paris, London, San Remo, Verona.

I was a co-organiser and moderator of three of the olive oil competition held in Turkey. I took part in three training sessions held as a tutorial with ONAOO in Turkey and I work as a professional olive oil taster and a teacher at ONAOO.

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Registration in the register is an authentic value, not only added, but fundamental, for the definition of an effective and convincing business profile

This membership opens the door to all the possibilities that the world of oil offers to the tasting professional.

Official Technical Course

The first step into the world of Tasting

Training as professional olive oil tasters is not only a personal pleasure: the universe that revolves around olive oil and its supply chain also offers a wide range of job, growth and specialization opportunities.

The course is open to everyone, even to those without any experience in the oil sector.

Participants who pass the four selective tests receive a Certificate of Physiological Suitability for Tasting.


Advanced Course

an in-depth knowledge of sensory analysis

The advanced course allows you to consolidate and deepen your knowledge of oil tasting and obtain the qualification of ONAOO Professional Taster, but above all, to be included in the "International Register of Professional Tasters".

The ONAOO advanced course, aimed at inclusion in the International Register of Professional Tasters

Qualified national and international organizations and companies in the sector draw from the Register to find experts in the sector to include in their entrepreneurial realities


Online Courses


To learn how to taste an olive oil directly from your home.

An individual lesson with a tasting professional

A real experience to take the first steps in the world of the oil supply chain and oil tasters.


Certified Tasting Days


Participants are invited to recognize strengths, weaknesses, qualities and organoleptic characteristics of the various oils

Attestation issued by a Panel Head

A practical test in which everything learned during the technical course is applied in practice.

Official Technical Course

Official Technical Course

The first step into the world of tasting

A true expert of "liquid gold" is distinguished from a simple amateur by virtue of his training.

Advanced course

An in-depth study of sensory analysis

It allows you to consolidate and deepen your knowledge on oil tasting and inclusion in the "International Register of Professional Tasters".

Online courses


To learn how to taste olive oil directly from your home.

Certified Tasting Sessions

Certificate issued by a Panel Leader

Certified tasting sessions, held in the manner and within the times required by current legislation.

Official Technical Course

Corso Tecnico Ufficiale

Il primo passo nel mondo dell'Assaggio

Un vero esperto dell”oro liquido” si distingue da un semplice amatore in virtù della sua formazione.

Corso Avanzato

un approfondimento del sapere sull’analisi sensoriale

Consente di consolidare e approfondire le conoscenze sull’assaggio degli oli e l'inserimento nel “Registro Internazionale Assaggiatori Professionisti”.

Corsi Online


Per imparare ad assaggiare un olio di oliva direttamente da casa tua.

Sedute di Assaggio Certificate

Attestazione rilasciata da un Capo Panel

Sedute di assaggio certificate, tenute nei modi e nei tempi previsti dalla normativa vigente.