Trainer & Assessor
Nicole Koek is our most recent addition to the TQMS team. Nicole has a MSc in Food Science & Technology from Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands. In the more than 25 years of experience in factory and corporate roles, Nicole has gained a wide breadth of food industry knowledge. Her passion in food allergens and desire to sharing knowledge with other people resulted in becoming a food industry trainer & assessor.
Until recently Nicole was the Regulatory Compliance Lead in the corporate quality team for Simplot Australia, which operates in both Food Service and Retail with iconic brands like John West, Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, Lean Cuisine. Prior to this, Nicole worked 15 years in quality, production, data governance and training roles for Nestlé in Malaysia, The Netherlands and Australia with brands like NIDO milk powder, Kit Kat, Smarties, Allen’s.
Nicole supports TQMS team with the training materials and quality systems, and provides training focussed on Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Allergens and the VITAL tool.
In her free time, Nicole likes to go for a paddle in summer and hitting the slopes in winter, and she enjoys going camping in all year round.