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. Olijfwinkel.be is my starting point, alongside my company Techtel.be
Dino has been a Member of the Organization since 1989. He became an ONAOO Professional Taster in 1991. He is also a member of the ONAOO Tasting Committee.
Angela is graduated in Psychological Sciences and Techniques. She is an agronomist, landscape gardener and professor of Agricultural Sciences. Angela follows the production of the historic family olive oil grow in Castellabate (Cilento, Salerno), using sustainable agronomic practices and she believes that “Agricultural can and must integrate with natural resources of a territory, with the aim not only to safeguard the environment, but also to pursue the best quality characteristics of product contributing to generate the well-being place, the foundation of everyone’s health”.
Since 2016 she has been a Member of ONAOO and she started her educational path. In 2020 she concludes her studies by obtaining the Qualification of Professional Taster of ONAOO.
Professional Taster of ONAOO since 1991 and Auditor.
Almost 100 years after the efforts of Paie Pepin, the company passes into the hands of another Giuseppe Boeri, the current owner. Realizing the potential of the Taggiasca olive, and carried away by the family passion, Giuseppe immediately dedicated himself to modernizing and enhancing the production phase through the construction of a new oil mill, located in the family olive grove.
The ideals that drove this project, shared by his wife Patrizia and passed on to their children Alessandro and Federica, combined with his love for the territory are the key to the success of a company linked to its origins but proud to be in the forefront.
Giuseppe is a Professional Taster of ONAOO since 1990.
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 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".
Participants are invited to recognize strengths, weaknesses, qualities and organoleptic characteristics of the various oils