Paco Torreblanca comments: “My passion is to experiment with flavors and turning ingredients into an art for the eyesight and a delight for the palate. My credo has always been to bring out the maximum from a good ingredient, such as dark chocolate or a raspberry, in a pastry recipe, trying to bring to perfection each ingredient and every combination. For two years, together with Barry Callebaut, we have been developing a unique process allowing a high production output while always ensuring my credo is respected. This vision and joint effort gives today birth to this magnificent factory. I now have the means to share with the whole pastry world my passion and vision of what premium patisserie is.”
A one-of-a-kind production process in a state-of-the-art pastry factory
This new specialty factory was built taking into consideration the specific needs for premium pastry production and the highest food safety standards. The factory employs about 40 people, can make up to 30,000 pastries per day and offers the space to double the output in the future. All machinery is tailor-made to allow the combination of a high production output with the absolute premium quality developed by the Torreblancas. Barry Callebaut Pastry Manufacturing Iberica is already working at more than 50% capacity utilization, delivering daily to every European country, and is in the process of starting exports to North America and China.
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With annual sales of more than CHF 4 billion (EUR 2.5 billion) for fiscal year 2006/07, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate – from the cocoa bean to the finished product on the store shelf. Barry Callebaut is present in 25 countries, operates about 40 production facilities and employs approximately 7,500 people. The company serves the entire food industry, from food manufacturers to professional users of chocolate (such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs or bakers), to global retailers. The company’s Callebaut, Cacao Barry and Carmaproducts are specifically designed to meet the special needs of artisan customers, including bakers, pastry chefs, hotels, restaurants and caterers. Barry Callebaut also provides a comprehensive range of services in the fields of product development, processing, training and marketing.