Barry Callebaut opens Cologne Chocolate Academy

9 Feb 2015

Barry Callebaut has opened its first German Chocolate Academy centre in Cologne. “We are proud to open one of our excellent Chocolate Academy centres in Germany because Germany is one of the most important markets for chocolate artisanry,” said Philipp Schoeller, Director of Barry Callebaut Deutschland. “We can offer trainings and courses regarding the refining of individual cocoa […]

Barry Callebaut opens Cologne Chocolate Academy

luxurious-chocolates-12543544Barry Callebaut has opened its first German Chocolate Academy centre in Cologne.

“We are proud to open one of our excellent Chocolate Academy centres in Germany because Germany is one of the most important markets for chocolate artisanry,” said Philipp Schoeller, Director of Barry Callebaut Deutschland. “We can offer trainings and courses regarding the refining of individual cocoa and chocolate creations on the level of first-class gastronomy. That way, we provide an important contribution to the know-how of German chocolate specialists.”

With 18 training centres in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia, the Barry Callebaut group says it has the largest network of training facilities for chocolate professionals worldwide. Last year, about 38,000 participants attended training courses.

The new Chocolate Academy centre in the Cologne MediaPark offers the entire range of training to chocolate professionals. With a large variety of courses around chocolate, from confectionary and French pastry courses to cake design courses, the Academy in Cologne is the first address for training in chocolate artisanry. Internationally recognised teachers will lead those courses. Among them are top chefs Steffen Blunck, Lothar Buss and Matthias Ludwigs.

“We want to teach the right techniques to each participant and sensitize them for the newest chocolate trends, for example for the increasing demand of high-quality and personalized products,” said Vera Becker, head of the Chocolate Academy centre in Cologne.

 

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