Appropriately dubbed the Olive Truck, Bayraktar immediately returned to winning ways at the world’s largest olive oil quality contest. Since 2020, he has won 10 NYIOOC awards, including one gold and two silver this year.
Bayraktar credited his NYIOOC success to his emphasis on quality over quantity and the mobile mill's adaptability. "The busiest period for me is probably the three weeks to one month before the season because it’s scheduling time," he said.
Bayraktar analyzes the present olive crop and prior harvests to determine when to harvest and mill each grove. "I collect samples two or three weeks before what I estimate to be the best harvest window," he stated."