An olive oil program in a class of its own.

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab Sommelier Certification Program is organized by the world’s leading source for olive oil news and information.

The interactive, fast-paced curriculum is designed to inspire and empower a new generation of olive oil experts and educators.

Students are exposed to an astounding variety of olive oils, drawn from the 1,000-sample library maintained by Olive Oil Times, the organizer of the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

Instructors are renowned professionals from diverse regions who offer a variety of perspectives and a deep knowledge on topics ranging from olive oil production, quality assessment, health aspects and culinary applications, to name a few.

Courses are offered at the International Culinary Center campus in New York, and select locations abroad.

The program is directed by Curtis Cord, the president of Olive Oil Times.

Curtis Cord

Curtis Cord, program director