Meet Bart Kotlarek, Flavorchem’s Global Key Account Manager

Road to Flavorchem 

After studying International Relations at Franklin University Switzerland, I had just moved back to Chicago and met Phil SprovieriCo-founder of Flavorchem, at a charity event. I told Phil about my international background and was invited to interview for a position at Flavorchem Europe.  I started as a Sales Associate Trainee in Hungary and it was life-changing! 

Memorable Moments at Flavorchem 

I enjoyed playing a part in bringing Flavorchem’s Cold Brew Coffee to Finland. The Finnish consume more coffee per capita than any other nation in the world. The fact that our Cold Brew was so well received was high praise! Flavorchem is constantly challenging the status quo in creating new and dynamic flavor concepts and I am proud of our company’s innovations. I very much look forward to visiting customers and conducting presentations in-person once the pandemic subsides. 

Dual Citizenship 

I started working towards Hungarian citizenship three years ago. After many language lessons in a classroom (and around the office at Flavorchem Europe), I am happy to be a dual American Hungarian citizen. 

Interesting Facts! 

  • Favorite Flavor: Smokey Georgia Peach 
  • Favorite Hobby: Playing guitar 
  • Biggest Accomplishment: Helping to grow sales internationally and expanding our presence into new markets 
  • Something your co-workers don’t know about you: I speak Italian, French, German, Spanish, and some Hungarian