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COOC Introduction to Sensory Assessment

California Olive Oil Council

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

COOC Introduction to Sensory Assessment

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Introduction to Sensory AssessmentFor Potential Taste Panel Apprentices

This one-day seminar is a pre-requisite for becoming an apprentice to the COOC Taste Panel. Led by Taste Panel leaders Nancy Ash and Arden Kremer, you will be guided through the basics of sensory assessment and participate in several aroma and tasting exercises. You will be contacted by the end of October if you have been accepted into the apprentice program. (Note that certificates are not awarded for attending this one-day seminar.)

Attendence is limited to 16 participants. 

IMPORTANT: No food or beverages may be brought into the classroom; water will be provided. Do not use/wear scented products, including perfume and cologne, body lotion or spray, or scented soaps and hair products. The $125 cost does not include lunch. Although there is a cost for this introductory seminar, there are no additional training costs once you are accepted into the apprentice program. 

Note that the COOC Taste Panel meets regulary on Thursdays from 10AM to Noon; for consideration as an apprentice you must be able to attend Taste Panel sessions schedule for this time.  Apprentices are in training for at least one year before being considered for promotion to Taste Panel Member Status. 


9:00 – Welcome – Introductions

9:15 – Brief History of California olive oil industry

9:30 – Olive oil production and how it affects flavor

10:00 – The basics of sensory assessment

             (Taste 4 oils)

11:00 – Best practices for taste panels

11:30 – Tasting/aroma exercises

12:15 – Break (1-1/4 hrs.): Attendees are on their own for lunch

1:30 – Negative attributes

            (Taste 4-5 oils)

2:30 – 15 minute break

2:45 – Taste 5 oils

3:45 – Q&A and Final remarks

4:00 - Adjournment

Have questions about COOC Introduction to Sensory Assessment? Contact California Olive Oil Council

When & Where

California Olive Oil Council
801 Camelia Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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California Olive Oil Council

The California Olive Oil Council (COOC) is a trade association with the mission of encouraging the consumption of certified California extra virgin olive oil through education, outreach and communications.

The COOC is committed to upholding the highest standards within the olive oil industry through its Seal Certification Program. 

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