25 years in Food and Beverage industry with intensive Farm to Consumer experience. One current contract they are working on includes training a 4 billion/year sales team to Foundation-level Specialty Coffee certification in Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting, and Sensory.
Thomas uses his deep understanding of human behavior and communication to deliver training sessions in relaxed environments which cater to adult learning, creating trust and long-lasting understanding.
Well versed with Food Safety and Quality Management Systems, Sensory, Training, and Certifications programs, Coffee and Food history and preparation standards, and sustainable Business Development. Cur
He is happy to serve community by supporting non-profit organizations to become established and grow in sustainable ways. He is Co-Founder of Life in My Days, a non-profit founded to eliminate stigma and create safe places by starting conversations around mental health, and social justice.
Thomas will assist you with needs as small as answering compliance questions, document creation, and single training events to large-scale projects like development of comprehensive systems to meet internal and external needs. He helped shape the SCA education program as Co-Founder and Chair for the Coffee Taster Certification/Coffee Taster Pathway.
- Multiple Facility Implementation of Quality Management Systems
- SQF – Level 3,
- Internal and External Audit,
- Customer Service Program,
- Environmental Monitoring,
- Document Control,
Customer and Farmer Relations; Quality standard development and management for over 150 farm supply chain – International Markets, Exports, Wholesale Accounts – Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s, Walmart, Dunkin’, Starbucks, Kraft, etc.
Education and Professional Certificates
Culinary Arts – Macomb Community College; STEM – Vermont State Colleges