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Barry Callebaut, a world leader in high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has relocated their iconic Chocolate Academy Center Dubai

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The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has changed the location of their Chocolate Academy Center Dubai, which now sits at the foot of the majestic Burj Khalifa.

This new location and facility will serve as a creative platform for chefs and artisans to showcase and develop their talent and skills.

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The Chocolate Academy Center Dubai forms part of the wider Chocolate Academy Center network with 24 academies across the globe.

Commenting on the launch event, Chef Romain Renard – Head of Chocolate Academy Centre Dubai said, “With our new set up we aim to elevate the experience of all chocolate professionals in the region who wish to create and express themselves. It is a unique place where we are cultivating an atmosphere of curiosity, creativity and inspiration for both professionals and chocolate lovers.”

Boasting a team of dedicated chefs, Chocolate Academy Centre Dubai will play the important role of driving innovation in the industry, as consumption patterns include superior new concepts in terms of design, colour and flavour.

Amine Mebrouki, General Manager Middle East & North Africa, stated that the Chocolate Academy Centre Dubai Dubai supports local businesses in finding the right chocolate solutions to help them win in the market; and from empowering women and young talent to supporting new concepts, the Chocolate Academy Centre Dubai is the place to be in the Middle East region for everything related to chocolate.

Rogier van Sligter, President EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), added that this is an important moment for Barry Callebaut’s presence in the Middle East region; and that the relocated Chocolate Academy Centre Dubai will strengthen the collaboration with customers in the growing Middle East region, helping them to develop their own profile in terms of taste and flavour.

Anuj Pachauri, Marketing Manager – Barry Callebaut Group further stated that the new location of Chocolate Academy Centre Dubai will become the beating chocolate heart for chefs and chocolatiers not only in Dubai but in the whole Middle East.

As of October 25, courses and events with physical attendance will begin again. The center will also serve as a meeting place for chocolate professionals encouraging the exchange of technical expertise among each other.

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