Valerie is a marketing coordinator at Kikkoman. She works within the foodservice and industrial channels, as well as in new product strategy. Previously, she received her MS in Food Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo under the USDA National Needs Fellowship program. Her thesis was on the optimization of oil extractions from tomato and peach seed wastes and analyzing nutritional components and economic profitability of the oils. Her BA was in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. She has authored research publications on the topics of oil chemistry and food microbiology.
Sessions for Valerie Lavenburg
Monday, October 17 4:15pm – 5:00pm
A Whisper of Mystery: Adding Kikkoman Sauces For Serendipitous DishesLocation: McKenna Hall 205/206/207
Kikkoman explores how the combination of Asian sauces with other global flavors creates interesting dining experiences. Fat-washing is all the rage in the mixology world, and this innovative technique can be applied to different cuisines. In particular, fat washing a variety of Kikkoman sauces elongates the complex flavor notes and creates more supple mouthfeel. A comparative taste session between original and fat-washed sauces will be held to highlight these attributes. The intricacies behind this process will be presented from both culinary arts and scientific perspectives.
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