MILAN – Nestlé Professional is launching on November 16th, 2021, the second episode of their 3-part webinar series “Drink or even eat the perfect cup of coffee!”. In this webinar, Nestlé Professional coffee experts, barista and chef share their knowledge and passion for coffee and give you inspiring tips about coffee and how to utilize it as a genuine cooking ingredient.
You will learn:
- What is Coffee Extraction
- Identify the different coffee beverage categories
- Key parameters that affect extraction and flavor
- Experimenting with coffee, using different coffees as a cooking ingredient
- Recipes for using coffee as key ingredient in cooking
- Topic: Drink or even eat the perfect cup of coffee!
- Where: 10:00AM CET on Zoom and catch a replay at 5PM CET on Facebook Live, Twitter, and YouTube.
- When: November 16th 2021
About the Speakers:
Global Category Manager for Nescafé, Nestlé Professional
Alessandro Bottazzi is the Global Category Manager for Nescafé at the Nestlé Professional Strategic Business Unit, based in Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland. He has 23 years of experience with Nestlé working in a variety of positions including Finance, Sales and Marketing. Additionally, Alessandro has worked for Nestlé Professional in Italy, the EMENA Region, and the Global team.
Alessandro is passionate about coffee, food, travelling and arts. Currently he is responsible for leading product innovation, communication and developing new commercial propositions for Nescafé Out of Home. Alessandro uses his understanding of global coffee trends and insights to drive Nescafé foodservice initiatives, ensuring that sustainability is at the core.
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.
Global Executive Chef and Global Culinary Partnership Manager, Nestlé Professional
Emmanuel Lorieux, Executive Chef for Nestlé Professional, grew up next to a restaurant in Normandy, France. He was surrounded by the sights and smells of nutritious, homemade meals. With his aspiration to travel, this also steered his career and he completed his apprenticeship at a 1-star Michelin restaurant before working as a chef in the French Army, and with Le Méridien Hotels in Paris, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Bora Bora, and San Diego. He is a leader in industry initiatives, including International Chefs Day, and also stresses the value in teaching children to eat well, choose good products and instill healthy eating habits.