Tune in to the last episode of our 3-part webinar series to learn everything there is to know about coffee. In this webinar, you will learn:
- The fundamentals of the espresso coffee menu
- Plant based milk trends
- Coffee Sustainability
- How perception affects coffee flavor and how to upgrade your coffee proposition
- Coffee & Food pairing
This webinar is the last episode of a 3-part webinar series. A digital badge will be awarded to all participants who attend the webinar. Participants who attend all 3 webinars will receive a Certified Coffee Passionate digital badge and certificate from Worldchefs and Nestle Professional. Rewatch the previous webinars and claim your digital badges here.
This webinar is brought to you by Nestlé Professional.
- Topic: Building your coffee menu
- Where: 10:00AM CET on Zoom and catch a replay at 5PM CET on Facebook Live, Twitter, and YouTube!
- When: December 7 2021
Looking forward to seeing you at the webinar!
About the Speakers
Global Coffee Category Lead, Nestlé Professional
Wendy Christensen’s passion for coffee and has been brewing ever since she spent time with coffee farmers and their families in the central highlands of Vietnam. Coming from a farming family in the United Kingdom, she is well-versed in farming practices, the importance of heritage, sustainability, and felt at home with the farmers in Vietnam.
In her current role, Wendy is the Global Coffee Category Lead for Nestlé Professional, having spent more than 10 years working in the coffee category based in the UK and working across the EMENA region. She has more than 20 years’ experience with Nestlé across varied sales, marketing, and project leadership roles.
Being the worlds leading coffee brand brings responsibilities, that Nescafé has always embraced. As early as the 1960s, Nestlé helped farmers adopt agricultural best practices, a work that continues today. Wendy’s vision is to bring to life for customers and consumers, a passion for coffee and the difference you can taste in every cup. From the unmistakable exquisite and consistent coffee quality of Nescafé, to leading sustainability programs, to so much more that comes from a seal of trust that makes good things happen with a Nescafé coffee, cup after cup.
Master Barista and Category Executive, Nestlé Professional
Christos Sotiros is currently the Master Barista and Category Executive for Nestlé Professional, based in Switzerland. Having a passion for customer service and flavor experience, he has worked in food service for 12 years, holding in a variety of food service positions in five-star hotels, independent cafes, bars, and restaurants in Greece and the USA.
He has a Psychology degree from the American College of Greece and loves the mountains, especially in the winter as he is an avid snowboarder.
Christos knew that coffee was his passion and would be part of his future as he attended his first coffee seminar when he was 18 and was amazed to learn about the coffee and roasting process. He has been a finalist in Greek Barista Championships three times and placed 3rd in 2017. In addition to being a Q-grader Arabica, he has been an AST trainer since 2017 on sensory skills, barista skills, and brewing modules.
In 2016, he joined Nestlé in Athens, Greece, as a coffee expert supporting the sales and commercial teams to build their coffee knowledge. Christos joined the global team last year and in his current role, he supports product and system development and is responsible for building coffee knowledge and capabilities globally.
Nutrition and Sustainability Manager, Nestlé Professional
Ana Aragon is the Nutrition and Sustainability Manager for Nestlé Professional, based in Nestle Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. Her 25 years of Nestlé experience has been diverse, having held positions in nutrition, food technology, manufacturing, quality, sustainability, new product development and communication.
Ana is passionate about food, family, healthy lifestyle, and respecting nature. Since a very young age, Ana has been convinced about the key role nutrition plays in our health. Her passion is relevant in working and inspiring people in the out of home (OOH) industry to provide safe, delicious and nutritious foods which have the potential to be also good for our health and wellbeing, while being produced in a way that it is respectful to our environment and communities.
In her current role with Nestlé Professional, she aspires to drive the Nestlé Professional Nutrition, Health, and Wellness (NHW) and Sustainability strategies to support the Nestlé vision and be applicable in the out of home industry. Additionally, Ana leads the communication and education programs for employees and customers, supporting the journey to create credible partners in both nutrition and sustainability in the OOH industry.