James Norwood Pratt
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Laurie and Charles Dawson
Emmanuel "Noli" Ergas
NW Wu-Wo Tea Association
Plan to be in the Portland, Oregon area in October?
Check out the
Portland Tea Festival
More great tea events!
Ken is the Founder and President of Rudee Enterprises, a multi-faceted
firm that provides operational, financial, product development, strategic
planning, sourcing, QC and educational services to businesses and professional
firms. He has consulted on tea with diverse organizations including
some of the world's largest retailers and coffee companies, top US culinary
schools, and AAA Five Diamond Hotels and Resorts. Ken also has professional
training from the Culinary Institute of America.
Ken is an active member of the specialty tea industry. He is a founding
member and former chairman of the Specialty Tea Institute (STI), and
a Director of the Tea Association of the USA. Ken has been a keynote
speaker at industry conferences including the 2010 International Symposium
of the Tea Industry held in Taipei, Taiwan. He is a STI Certified Tea
Instructor, a founder and past president of the Puget Sound Tea Education
Assoc. (PSTea)/NW Tea Festival, has won twenty-one tea related awards
including many World and American Tea Championship awards and a national
small business award.
Ken is also exploring other opportunities in tea and looking forward
to wherever the journey and his passions in the tea world may take him.
Ken can be contacted at: