innotaste central europe
Since November 2005 innotaste is also present in Central Europe. In the beginning the focus was on Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In the meantime our sister companies from the C.H. Erbslöh group take care of the clients’ requirements in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania. An own application lab in Hallein (AT) is available for our local clients and for the local sales team.
Peter Záhradnik was born in Poprad in Slovakia in 1965. After graduating from the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology at the Slovak Technical University of Bratislava his career began at the Biotechnological Institute at the university. He worked in the team which developed the isolation methods for extraction of natural aromatic oil from herbs, flowers, spices and other natural materials. Likewise, he participated in the development of natural and nature-identical flavours.
In 1992 Peter joined the company Frujo a.s., which at that time was the first company in Eastern Europe for aseptic processing of fruit and vegetable preparations. For more than 8 years he was the head of the development department. During this time, he and his team successfully implemented aseptic and emulsion technologies, technologies of aromatic substances and UHT technologies for sensible and sophisticated food preparations and ingredients for the use in dairy products, beverages, ice cream, bakery and confectionery products as well as convenience food. The following 10 years he worked as the Manager of Technological Support in the sales department, focusing on the application of flavours and many other ingredients in various segments of the food industry across Europe.
In 2011 Peter started as Senior Sales Manager in the company Fosfa a.s. Till 2018 he was responsible for the sales of food phosphates and phosphates mixtures for the meat, bakery and dairy industry in CEE, the Baltic countries and Ukraine. In that role Peter covered all main segments in the food industry.
Since 2018 Peter has been working with the C.H.Erbslöh Group as Sales Manager for the group’s food ingredient branch innotaste in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.