Official Technical Course

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29 Sep
Have a good nose and be a foodie are not sufficient features to become a prof...
Corsini Simona
( Italy )


Professional Taster of ONAOO since 2022.







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Turkeli Civelek Ilknur

Besides her management career as a Civil Engineer and Economist, Ilknur pursued her ambition to learn more about the plants and herbs of her native Turkey and their nutritional importance since 2004, gaining degrees in Agriculture and Culinary Arts.

Growing up on the Aegean coast of Anatolia amongst ancient olive groves led her become a Certified Olive Oil Sommelier and in 2019 started her educational path in the ONAOO School ended in 2022 becoming a Professional Taster.

She currently conducts masterclasses and is a consultant on the subject of the Mediterranean lifestyle, specializing in olive oil tasting and its use in cooking since she’s a Chef.

She’s also a Business Consultant based in UK.

Bucchino Filippo

Fil Bucchino, a Florence-born and Toronto-bred trilingual documentarian, educator, and entrepreneur, has a fervent passion for olive oil, as showcased in his award-winning documentary “Obsessed with Olive Oil,” which he both hosted and co-produced.

Embracing the mission “No Grove Abandoned,” Fil founded Abandoned Grove to produce premium extra virgin olive oil from regenerated groves, raising awareness and restoring the connection to the olive tree, the landscape, the environment, and the community.

In 2023, A.I.R.O. honored Fil as the “Olive Oil Personality of the Year,” an award given to an individual who has shown remarkable commitment to spreading and sharing their passion for olive oil. Fil collaborates with numerous institutions and culinary icons, teaching master classes and working on projects with organizations such as Yale University, the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA), the Italian Trade Commission, Slow Food, the Mediterranean Round Table (MDR), the Lebanese Embassy, the Italian and Spanish Chambers of Commerce, and Women in Olive Oil.

He is a regular fixture as a judge at international olive oil competitions, including EVO-IOOC, Olio Nuovo Days, Olivonomy, Orciolo d’Oro, Olive d’Or, and Canada IOOC. Fil’s expertise has been featured in various global olive oil publications, such as the Toronto Star, UAE’s Shawati’ Magazine, The Brazilian Olive Oil Guide, El Anuario Olivar Español, South Korea’s Magazine F, Italy’s Chef Andrea Perini’s “Trenta Gocce,” and the USA’s David Neuman’s “Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Truth in Your Kitchen.”

Accredited in the ONAOO International Register of Professional Olive Oil Tasters, Fil is also the only Canadian member of the Italian National Directory of Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Experts at the CCIAA of Florence, Italy.

For nearly 20 years, Fil has been a passionate communicator and avid promoter of extra virgin olive oil, focusing on education, production techniques, sustainability, and health benefits. He holds a BSc in BioMedical Sciences and spent almost a decade as a professional musician, recording and performing throughout his career.

Scoccia Marcello

Since 1986 he has been responsible for blending and sensory analysis at leading global companies in the olive oil sector.

Professional taster, Technical Deputy President and Panel Leader of the ONAOO Panel.

Lecturer in professional technical courses and university masters on sensory analysis.

Speaker at international conferences on olive oil and sensory analysis. Author of publications, articles and books on oil and tasting. Expert in international olive oil markets.

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.

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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

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.