NICOLE GAUDETTE, PHD
SENIOR SENSORY SCIENTIST, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
Nicole is a Senior Sensory Scientist at Alberta Agriculture & Forestry’s Food Processing Development Centre in Leduc and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. Her research focusses on using sensory science to identify value added flavour opportunities for Alberta’s agricultural commodities. Some of Nicole’s contributions include examining the impact of feed on beef flavour and consumer liking, investigating the effect of sodium reduction on sensory properties and overall eating quality, and establishing research synergies between large commodity areas, including pork and barley. Nicole’s passion for flavour extends into her personal life, where she enjoys participating as a tasting judge for Chinook Arch Meadery’s amateur mead competition.