Barry Callebaut: opened Chocolate Academy in Cologne

Zurich / CH. (bc) Swiss Barry Callebaut Group, the world´s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, opened the first German «Chocolate Academy» center with an impressive show in the Cologne MediaPark. Barry Callebaut welcomed more than 250 guests from business, politics and media to the event center «Komed» to celebrate a special evening fully dedicated to the fascinating chocolate artisanry. As the most important partner for kitchen and pastry chefs, chocolatiers, bakers and caterers, Callebaut, the Belgian chocolate brand of Barry Callebaut, represented one of the largest supporters of chocolate artisanry. Top-class was also the grand opening show with the slogan «From the cocoa bean to chocolate», developed by internationally renowned Callebaut Ambassadors. Philipp Schoeller, Director of the Barry Callebaut Deutschland GmbH, explains: «We are proud to open one of our excellent Chocolate Academy centers in Germany because Germany is one of the most important markets for chocolate artisanry. Finally, 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 centers in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia, the Barry Callebaut group has the largest network of training facilities for chocolate professionals worldwide. Last year, about 38.000 participants followed trainings and took courses.