Registrations for the 2022 Superior Taste Award are now closed. Results will be announced in June. Stay tuned.

Meet our team

Foodies from around the world at your service

International food fans

Based in Brussels, we are a multicultural team of more than 20 enthusiastic food fans from 14 nationalities. What brings us together? Our strong passion for food, our cheerful attitude, and our drive for excellence.

We love to sit down together to eat great food. Like Michelin starred chefs, we are disciplined and committed to delivering high level service to our customers.

When you work with the Taste Institute, you work with foodies that mix passion with expertise, classiness with fun.

Meet our team

Europe

North America

CIS

Oceania

George Papantonopoulos
George Papantonopoulos

Greece, Cyprus, North America & Oceania

george@taste-institute.comGeorge Papantonopoulos+32 2 372 34 22
Joan Josep Rull Moreno
Joan Josep Rull Moreno

Spain

joan@taste-institute.comJoan Josep Rull Moreno

+32 495 905 971

+32 2 372 34 22
Moritz Engel
Moritz Engel

Germany, Austria, Switzerland

moritz@taste-institute.comMoritz Engel+32 2 372 34 22
Leticia Zulian
Leticia Zulian

Benelux, France, Portugal, Brazil

leticia@taste-institute.comLeticia Zulian+32 2 372 34 22
Adrian Dumitrescu
Adrian Dumitrescu

Eastern Europe, CIS Area

adrian@taste-institute.comAdrian Dumitrescu+32 2 372 34 22

Asia

Miki Nakamura 中村美紀
Miki Nakamura 中村美紀

Japan area

miki@taste-institute.com

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+81 3 4510 2763
Yi-Chun Chen 陳宜君 顧問
Yi-Chun Chen 陳宜君 顧問

Taiwan area

yi-chun@taste-institute.com

taste-taiwan2

+32 2 372 34 22
Chia-Yi Shih 史家宜 顧問
Chia-Yi Shih 史家宜 顧問

Taiwan area

chia-yi@taste-institute.com

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+32 2 372 34 22
Seiko Saito 齋藤聖子
Seiko Saito 齋藤聖子

Japan area

seiko@taste-institute.com

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+81 3-4510-2763
TANG Ka Ho邓嘉豪
TANG Ka Ho邓嘉豪

Mainland China area

kaho@taste-institute.com

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+86 10 8783 3225

Middle East

Africa

Indian Peninsula

Latin America

Mohamad Idelbi
Mohamad Idelbi

Middle East, Africa & Indian Peninsula

mohamad@taste-institute.comMohamad Idelbi+32 2 372 34 22
Gabriela Barajas
Gabriela Barajas

Latin America

gabriela@taste-institute.comGabriela Barajas

+32 491 97 43 64

+32 2 372 34 22

Management

Alan Coxon
Alan Coxon

President of Chef Jury

info@taste-institute.com+32 2 372 34 22
Ferran Centelles
Ferran Centelles

President of the Sommelier Jury

info@taste-institute.com+32 2 372 34 22
Eric de Spoelberch
Eric de Spoelberch

Managing Director

eric@taste-institute.comEric de Spoelberch
Laurent van Wassenhove
Laurent van Wassenhove

Managing Director

laurent@taste-institute.comLaurent van Wassenhove
Valérie Lavalle
Valérie Lavalle

Head of customer relations

valerie@taste-institute.com+32 2 372 34 22
Charlotte Lefebvre
Charlotte Lefebvre

Business Support

charlotte@taste-institute.com+32 2 372 34 22

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