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Barry Callebaut Netherlands opens its new Chocolate Academy in Zundert

May 30, 2008


Picture of the inauguration of the new Chocolate Academy in Zundert

Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy Zundert [4 MB]
Zundert/Netherlands, May 30, 2008 – Barry Callebaut opens its 12th Chocolate Academy in Zundert (Brabant) at the Luijckx premises belonging to the Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate. Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO of Barry Callebaut attended the opening event as well as Paco Torreblanca – best patissier of Spain and one of the best in the world and the mayor of Zundert, Mrs. Poppe- de Looff. The inauguration of the new Chocolate Academy took place on Friday afternoon with the participation of numerous guests and press journalists.
Partner of the creative professionals
The Chocolate Academies are teaching and training centers for professional artisans who want to improve their skills, increase their knowledge of chocolate and discover new trends, techniques and recipes. More than 500 professionals are trained worldwide each week to bring their chocolate skills to perfection.
Barry Callebaut Netherlands, located in Zundert since December 2007, organizes demonstrations and workshops at external locations. These modules are conducted on demand by Ton Jongejan, Callebaut Technical Advisor. To further orientate the professionals in the high demanding and inspiring world of chocolate, these programs will be extended with multi-day courses as of September.
Like in all other Chocolate Academies worldwide, the courses are guided by experienced teachers: Barry Callebaut qualified Technical Advisors, famous Chefs, members of our prestigious Chocolate Ambassadors Club and outside specialists in their domain.
As from September, the Dutch Callebaut Ambassadors Arthur Tuytel (who participated to the 2007 World Pastry Cup) and Jan Blancke (of Da Vinci chocolate), and Pastry Chef Harry Mercuur will present specialized courses at the Zundert Academy.

For more information:
Luijckx B.V. Chocolade                      Anneke Aarts                      Tel: +31 (0) 76 597 8300
Barry Callebaut Netherlands            Eric-Jan Straathof             Tel: +31 (0) 76 59 78 411
Hoogenboom Benelux B.V.               Karin le Hen                      Tel: +31 (0) 76 597 84 66
Marie-Caroline Chapalain, Barry Callebaut France
Communication & Public Relations Manager Gourmet Europe
Tel : +33 (0)674 95 99 46