Global Sensory Manager – Katia Jorge
Katia Jorge is Brazilian and is a Associate Global Sensory Manager and delivers taster management courses to our Brazilian customers, based in Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul). Graduated in Chemistry, Master Degree in Biochemistry, Ph.D. in Food Science and specializing in Strategic Management, graduated in Brazil from the Döemens Akademie/SENAC SP.
She has 23 years professional experience, having worked as University Professor, as Chemist in beer production, brewing research, beer tasting, and consulting to some brewing companies and industry suppliers. She has worked for Brahma and Devassa Breweries in Brazil and VLB-Berlin in Germany, as a researcher. In addition to Katia’s extensive academic background she is also a Brew Master.
Katia has significant professional experience in water and soft drink sensory and quality control. From Research & Development in soft drinks – ranging from developing new flavours and drinks. Providing quality control at mineral water bottling and production to helping major beverage producers correct significant problems with water sources, during bottling, during transportation and ageing of the products.
She is part of the Associação Brasileira dos Profissionais em Cerveja e Malte (COBRACEM) team since 1999, and responds as vice-president since 2004, and beer professional taster judge at the European Beer Star in Germany.