Mrs. Eleftheria Germanaki
Agronomist, Panel Supervisor and Experienced taster
Mrs. Eleftheria Germanaki is an Agronomist with 30 years’ experience in modern cultivation techniques, agricultural sector development and olive oil quality evaluation. Currently she is the Director and Panel Supervisor in the Sensory Evaluation Laboratory of Crete ACR, located in Rethimnon/Crete. The Laboratory is certified under the National System of Accreditation Organoleptic Assessment (ESYD).
Furthermore, she is a consultant and trainer for the virgin olive oil production and quality assurance. Mrs Germanaki is organizing seminars and training courses on olive oil quality, extraction and organoleptic characteristics within Greece and abroad. In addition, she is writing related articles in digital and printed media.
Eleftheria is participating as experienced and certified judge, in a variety of International Olive Oil Competition since 2014, in USA, Italy, Israel and Greece.
She works closely with the scientific institutions of the island and the local authorities towards the improvement of the olive oil sector. Since 2015, in collaboration with the Prefecture of Crete, she is organizing the Cretan olive oil competition (COOC), in the facilities of her laboratory.