“The opening of this Chocolate Academy is a tribute to the importance Barry Callebaut places on the Indian market and the tremendous talent we have witnessed in the country’s culinary industry that can be further nurtured,” he added.
“For more than 20 years, Barry Callebaut experts have offered tailor-made courses to specialists. In our 10 Chocolate Academies worldwide, about 500 chocolatiers, confectioners and chefs gather each week,” says Chef Gael Etrillard, Technical Advisor for the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academies in the region of South East Asia, India and Maldives, “By means of demonstration, theory classes and workshops, we’re passing on our expertise and passion for chocolate.”
Barry Callebaut operates 10 Chocolate Academies worldwide. Two additional Chocolate Academies in Chicago, U.S., and in Chekhov, Russia, will be inaugurated in the coming months, bringing the total to 12 Chocolate Academies by the end of this year.
With annual sales of more that CHF 4 billion (approximately US 3.6 billion) for fiscal year 2006/2007, 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 24 countries, operates more than 40 production facilities and employs approximately 7500 people. The company serves the entire food industry, from food manufacturers to professional users of chocolate to global retailers. The company’s Callebaut, Cacao Barry and Carma products 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.