VAN WORDRAGEN VIVIAN
My name is Vivian van Wordragen and … With olive oil it was love at first sight! I have been in the olive oil business for more than 15 years as a Senior Buyer, Product Manager and Category Manager working for different renowned international retail brands. I am so fascinated about the pureness of the product and the olive tree which is a symbol of natural heritage, honesty and authenticity, that I wanted to become an expert in this field. In 2017 I started the ONAOO course to become a Professional Olive Oil Taster (graduated in 2020). This was an absolute must for me as in the same year I started my own company Via Viv, which was born from a deep passion for real olive oil and other Italian delicacies. I taste, select and import my own brand of olive oil and regularly visit olive oil producers, advise chefs, buyers, companies and end-consumers about how to select and taste extra virgin olive oil. Moreover, I organize olive oil tasting masterclasses and workshops for everyone who wants to know all about this liquid gold. There is still a lot of disinformation, uncertainty, so my mission is to learn people to understand and appreciate the real quality olive oil! By personally informing and inspiring my clients with recipes, I make a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone. As the icing on the cake, last year I was voted Best Start-up of the year by the Dutch Rabobank.
OLIVE OIL CULTURE
In recent times, organizations that deal with olive oil tasting training have multiplied. It follows that more and more people graduate as tasters.
On one hand, ONAOO is pleased to have been the initiator of a phenomenon that interests because it creates an “olive culture” that is perceived as a necessity for market and consumers.
Considering our experience, we can say that follow the whole ONAOO path is a distinctive hallmark as well as be enrolled in the INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF ONAOO PROFESSIONAL TASTERS
This entry opens the door to all the opportunity that the oil world offers to the professional taster and is a real value, not only added, but fundamental, for the definition of an effective and convincing operating profile.