About Food Sommelier
The Food Sommelier is Annette Hottenstein, a professional taste tester & Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD) who leverages the 5 senses to discover the taste of good health.
For over 15 years, I worked in the food industry consuming thousands of “delicacies” such as snack chips, shelf stable pastries and chicken nuggets for the benefit of selling more processed foods. Several years ago my waistline started growing as well as my conscience. So I decided to transform myself into “The Food Sommelier” to better utilize my skills as a Sensory Scientist to promote healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Today, my waistline is shrinking and I’m helping others realign their relationship with food.