Photo of Karen Ormiston seated with a selection of olive oils

Book Me for an Olive Oil Tasting & Food Pairing Event.

A tutored food pairing and guided tasting is a great way for retailers to get those EVOO bottles flying off the shelves.

Bistros, food outlets, and restaurants can take advantage of my sommelier skills to organise a workshop for the public or for your kitchen team, to add that splash of something extra to the menu and take those signature dishes to the next level.

If you’re an organisation looking for an interesting addition to your next corporate hospitality event or team away-day, a tutored EVOO tasting with food pairing is a completely unique event. You can be sure that your attendees will have a great time and learn something new about this fascinating, ancient superfood. Think “wine tasting” without the alcohol.

I can also offer Meet The ProducerTour the Olive Grove and EVOO Workshops in Spain, where you can hear the stories behind the producers, sample their quality oils in the beautiful locations where they are made and even help with the harvest depending on the time of your visit.

Events and workshops can be personalised and designed to suit your venue, timing and guests but typically include:

  • A brief history of olive oil
  • Health benefits of regular consumption
  • Introduction to tasting – how to, what to look for and how to identify quality markers
  • Guided tasting of 3-5 Extra Virgin Olive Oils, from around the world or solely one country
  • Discussion on how to use olive oils in the home, benefits of a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle
  • Pairing the tasted oils with food
  • Where to buy great oil

Typically you should allow 1-2 hours (longer, more in-depth tastings, tutorials, workshops and cookery sessions are also available). I can also provide personalised labels on the bottles as promotional giveaways as well as eye-catching selection boxes of award-winning oils that simply exude quality.

The only limitation to an EVOO event is your imagination – so contact me and together we’ll devise something tasty, fun and healthy.

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