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Nancy Ash

Nancy Ash

Product Marketing/Taster, Strictly Olive Oil Olive Oil Industry Marketing and Tasting Expert (510) 247-0765, nancy @

With an extensive background in specialty food sales and marketing, Nancy Ash consults with domestic and foreign olive oil producers, guiding clients through the many decisions that form the foundation for a successful business. Marketing projects have included business planning, event planning, marketing collateral design, label and packaging design, copywriting, and food styling; Nancy was responsible for all photography in the cookbook The Flavors of Restaurant LuLu, published in 2006. Nancy has participated on both the California Olive Oil Council and the University of California Cooperative Extension Taste Panels, and received certification as an International Taste Panel Supervisor at the University of Imperia (Italy) in December 2005. Since 2007 Nancy has worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a Taste Panel for the country of Albania. She currently serves as the Education Coordinator for the California Olive Oil Council, and has taught tasting seminars to groups of producers, consumers and media representatives. Nancy has also served as a panel judge and lead judge at several olive oil competitions.

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