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Learn from the best

We offer practical and theoretical courses for chocolate artisans, pastry chefs, confectioners, bakers and caterers. The curriculum includes beginner, advanced and specialized courses on chocolate processing and a range of techniques and applications - from molding, enrobing and sculpting to decorations and flavorings.

In Chicago, our head Technical Advisor and Chef, Jerome Landrieu, and his teaching staff will help you develop new products, techniques, and recipes. Courses at the Chicago Chocolate Academy are certified for continuing education hours by the American Culinary Federation and the Research Chefs Association.

In addition to our technical advisors, the teaching staff at the CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ centers regularly includes members of our Ambassadors Club. We have about 70 Ambassadors who are world renown chefs that help us test and develop new products and recipes, as well as help us with customer training.

In an effort to provide individual attention to all students, space is limited to 8-12 students per class. We recommend you review the course options and register early. We look forward to sharing our passion for chocolate with you!

Chocolate mastery throughout the world

All around the globe, our CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ centers are teaching and training centers for artisans and professionals who want to improve their working skills in chocolate and learn about new trends, techniques and recipes. We share our knowledge and experience through seminars, demonstrations, theoretical courses and practical workshops.

Visit the CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center website to find out everything about our locations, courses and teachers.

The workshops

Taking part in a Cacao Barry® workshop will enable you to perfect your know-how and develop your creativity thanks to the expertise of our Ambassadors network. Contact your local Cacao Barry® office for more information on where you can find courses in your area.

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  • A training center for artisans and professionals who want to improve their skills in working with chocolate and discover new trends, techniques and recipes.
  • Technical advisors to assist you.
  • Quality participants that are part of the Cacao Barry® Ambassadors network.
  • Training sessions given by collective associations (FAF, FAFHI ...).

Cacao Barry® and young talent

  • Some particular courses scheduled at the CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ are reserved for young chocolatiers and pastry chefs wanting to improve their know-how.
  • The World Chocolate Masters: a prestigious international competition. To register, please check with your local Cacao Barry® contact.