Dennis (Deniz) McGee

Turkish Olive Oil


I am expert on sourcing olive oil from Turkey and on the retail marketing of olive oil in the USA, including premium extra virgin, organic and flavored olive oils.

Amerika’daki zeytinyağı pazarı konsunda danışmanlık yaparım.

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I am one of the leading foreign experts on Turkish olive oil. (see below)

I have been trained in olive oil tasting from an IOOC lab.

  • I am from California and have lived in Turkey since 1997.
  • In 2003 I was the only foreign speaker at the First Turkish Olive Oil & Table Olive Symposium (Türkiye I. Zeytinyağı ve Sofralık Zeytin Sempozyumu’nu)* held in Izmir, Turkey. In 2008 I was the only foreigner to present in Turkish at the First Eastern Mediterranean Olive and Olive Oil Summit (1. Doğu Akdeniz Zeytin ve Zeytinyağı Zirvesi) in Adana, Turkey.
  • I have spoken on Turkish TV about Olive Oil marketing.
  • I am founding member of the largest Association in the Olive Oil industry in Turkey. And been interviewed in multiple times in the “Dünya Gazetesi”, the largest daily business newspaper in Turkey.
  • I was responsible for over 20% of the bottled extra virgin olive oil exports to the US from Turkey in our best year.
  • I have done hundreds of hours of research on the retail marketing of olive oil in the United States and published a professional paper in Turkish on my research.
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Languages: English, Türkçe (Turkish), Español (Spanish, un poco)

Media: Audio Call, Video Call

Local Time: (GMT+02:00) May 25, 2020, 09:48AM

Location: Izmir, Turkey  (Find on Google Maps)

Last seen: more than a month ago

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