About The International Taste Institute

Chefs & Sommeliers helping food & beverage companies sell better products

The International Taste Institute, formerly ITQI, is the world leader in the evaluation and certification of consumer food & beverages by professionals. We help thousands of companies around the world improve the quality of their products and increase their sales with the renowned Superior Taste Award certification.

Based in Brussels, we’re a multicultural team of enthusiastic food-fans, working with some of the best Chefs & Sommeliers in the world.

On a continuous Mission

Every day, our passionate team works hard on our mission to contribute to improve the quality of consumer food & drink products.

Like the Guide Michelin has contributed to step-up the quality of restaurant gastronomy around the world, we strive at our level to help & encourage everyday food & drink producers to make & sell better products.

A global presence thanks to a great multicultural team

Founded in 2005, the Taste Institute is growing fast. We help food & drink companies across more than 100 countries and across most Food & Drink categories.

Based in Brussels, we’re a dynamic 20+ multicultural team of enthusiastic food-fans from 14 different nationalities.

Meet our team

Do not hesitate to contact us. Our international team will help you in your language.

Eric de Spoelberch
Eric de Spoelberch

Managing Director

eric@taste-institute.com
Laurent van Wassenhove
Laurent van Wassenhove

Managing Director

laurent@taste-institute.com
George Papantonopoulos
George Papantonopoulos

Greece & Southern Europe Area & North America

george@taste-institute.com
Satoko Kasperek-Koshiyama
Satoko Kasperek-Koshiyama

Japan Area

satoko@taste-institute.com
Gabriela Barajas
Gabriela Barajas

Latin America Area

gabriela@taste-institute.com
Sara Sánchez González
Sara Sánchez González

Spain

sara@taste-institute.com
Simone Ievoli
Simone Ievoli

Italy, UK & Ireland

simone@taste-institute.com
Lionel von Croÿ
Lionel von Croÿ

Germany

lionel@taste-institute.com
Leticia Zulian
Leticia Zulian

Benelux

leticia@taste-institute.com
Ecem Sakarya
Ecem Sakarya

Turkey

ecem@taste-institute.com
Miki Nakamura 中村美紀
Miki Nakamura 中村美紀

Japan

miki@taste-institute.com
Thamolwan Krittanon ธมลวรรณ กฤตานนท์
Thamolwan Krittanon ธมลวรรณ กฤตานนท์

South East Asia

thamolwan@taste-institute.com
Yi-Chun Chen 陳宜君 顧問
Yi-Chun Chen 陳宜君 顧問

Taiwan

yi-chun@taste-institute.com
Eunhwa Chae 채 은화
Eunhwa Chae 채 은화

Korea & Malaysia

eunhwa@taste-institute.com
Weiji Li 李卫杰
Weiji Li 李卫杰

China

weijie@taste-institute.com
Mohamad Idelbi
Mohamad Idelbi

MENA & South Asia

mohamad@taste-institute.com
Stas Belo
Stas Belo

Nordic & Eastern Europe & CIS Area

stas@taste-institute.com
Charlotte Lefebvre
Charlotte Lefebvre

Business Support

charlotte@taste-institute.com
Olesia Serhiiko
Olesia Serhiiko

Marketing

Olesia@taste-institute.com

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