Barry Callebaut opens chocolate academy center in UK


Chocolate Academy is a hub for exploring and innovating on the latest trends

Swiss firm Barry Callebaut has inaugurated the new Chocolate Academy in Banbury, UK – all part of its continuous expansion and ambitious growth strategy in one of Europe’s biggest chocolate confectionery markets in volume terms.

The revamped Chocolate Academy Center in Banbury will provide customers, global and local food manufacturers, as well as artisans and professional chocolatiers, with improved facilities and support for training.

In addition, the Chocolate Academy is a hub for exploring and innovating on the latest trends, techniques and recipes in chocolate. This will also help to meet the growing demand for innovative and high-quality chocolate products in the UK.

The Center in Banbury is part of a global network of 23 Chocolate Academy Centers where artisans and professionals who want to improve their skills in chocolate and learn about new trends, techniques, and recipes are trained. In fiscal year 2018/19, over 60,000 chocolate aficionados participated in these training sessions.


Photo caption- L-R- Natasha Eaton, Chocolate Academy Coordinator UK, Mark Tilling, Technical Advisor Chocolate Academy UK, Beverley Dunkley, Head Chef Chocolate Academy UK, Michael Schrauth, VP Gourmet WE, Richard Terme, General Manager UK, Julie Sharp, Head Chef Chocolate Academy UK, Clare England, Chocolate Academy Assistant UK, Vincenzo Mangano, Sales Director Gourmet UK and Ireland

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