Co-host private olive oil tastings with us in the comfort of your own home or office. Comes with an option to co-design the session with us to create an even more memorable experience for your guests.
About this Experience
Think of this as Olive Oil Basics plus, with you as a co-host to provide input into design and execution of the experience. Our main aim in this experience is to help you engage your audience or delight your guests. For us, we simply want more people to choose and enjoy extra virgin olive oil.
Great for those looking to collaborate or host an event with themes related to health & wellness, nutrition & food or simply something different, at their own premises.
- Topics in Olive Oil Basics – this foundation is a must-have,
- Customisations can take into account the experience and themes related to your food philosophy as co-host, including co-creation of food pairing items for guests.
Price, duration and group size to be determined together with you as co-host.
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Olive Oil Sommelier Led Tasting Sessions
Harnessing over 25 years of experience that cut across the food and beverage and fashion industries, specialising in training and development, Yeeling designs olive oil learning experiences that spark your five senses and capture your imagination through sensorial storytelling. Being the nerdier of our duo, she can delve deep into the technical aspects of olive oil, if that’s what you’re after. Certified olive oil sommelier by the Escuela Superior Del Aceite De Oliva of Spain (ESAO).
The green thumb of our duo, Jeff’s happiest when he is outdoors with plants of any kind. Over 30 years in leadership roles in hospitality and coffee retailing, Jeff combines his first-hand experiences working with key figures in the coffee sector from origin to the cup with his new found passion in olive agronomy. He channels the spirit of our land and trees at our learning events, keeping things grounded and real, from tree to table. Apart from hands-on agronomy experiences, Jeff’s also alumni of ESAO’s Olive Grove Management program that connects us with olive growers worldwide.
A deeply held principle for us is that we do not own the land we farm and build on, but merely
guardians of Mother Nature’s gift on earth. The native flora and fauna that surround our olive grove offer lessons of resilience and adaptability of life. We take it upon ourselves to always root the experiences we create to the land and surroundings where olive oil comes from, where things are not always picture perfect and can be truly challenging.
People We Meet
We learn most from people and their stories. We love questions from our customers, seeing it as a way to create mutually beneficial experiences. We love it when our neighbours drop by at our olive grove in New Zealand – their farming wisdom always leaves us smarter. Above all, we draw our deepest inspiration from olive growers working their land around the world. Their pride and passion embody the spirit of who we aspire to be at Olive Oil People.
Food brings people of various walks of life together in a way that’s personal and intimate. Our
personal food philosophy is shaped by our life experiences having lived and worked in diverse cultural settings in North America, South East Asia, East Asia and Oceania. Instead of seeing differences, we often find similarities in ingredients and flavours across cuisines. We bring this inclusive approach to the way we present our olive oil learning experiences. We believe great olive oil has a place in every cuisine, some just waiting to be revealed.