Lecturer Profile: Jannie Vestergaard



Jannie Vestergaard has more than 10 years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy in the fields of sensory science and product development. Her professional interests include development of quality foods focusing on the eating quality. A passion for and great knowledge about artisinal and small scale production as well as food culture in the Nordic countries also sets root in her interest of the development of the New Nordic Kitchen.

In June 2010 Jannie finished a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen focussing on milk quality in relation to feed. She also conducted experiments dealing with terroir and was the project manager of a large platform within the New Nordic Food programme.

At the moment she works as project manager of “Taste Skåne” at Skåne Food Innovation Network in Malmö. “Taste Skåne” is about putting Skåne on the gastronomic map developing visability, availability and quality of local foods through innovative concepts and increased cooperation between all stakeholders.

Jannie first got acquainted with cupping and coffee working two summers 1989-1990 in the sensory lab at Gustav Paulig Ltd. in Helsinki.  At Nordic Barista Cup 2011 Jannie Vestergaard will host the opening lecture about “Myth busting in sensory science” together with Michael Bom Frøst, and a lecture Saturday about her work with “Nordic producers and ingredients”.

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