Chocolate Academy Chef

Lebbeke-Wieze (BEWI)
Sep 14, 2016
Mar 31, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Chocolate Academy Chef in Belgium (BE) for Lebbeke-Wieze (BEWI). Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of more than 9000 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.



The Chocolate Academy Chef is responsible for the provision of specific application and product development in response to commercial requests and participation in agreed training programs at the Academy. Under the supervision of the Head of Chocolate Academy, the Chocolate Academy Chef supervises Chocolate Academy Assistant Chefs and a group of Ambassadors in preparing the Chocolate Academy for classes, assisting at the classes and responding to technical questions from internal and external customers.


Support the sales and marketing function through the provision of effective training and demonstrations both within and outside the Academy and directed to increase sales volumes, profitability and brand awareness. Take ownership in creating, innovating, implementing and communicating specific customer segment product development applications. Manage specific trainings within budget targets and quality targets provided. Ensure that the Academy and its tools are maintained to the best possible level during activity. Provide trainings and demonstrations to the highest possible level of competence and within the objectives established by customer and commercial requests. Be responsible for the planning of specific Academy courses, curriculum and external trainings. Drive the execution of agreed training program in the Academy and externally to meet set commercial objectives. Participate in the yearly Chef Seminar, and regional and International Ambassador Meetings (yearly). Coordinate and provision requests for marketing and trade marketing, based on information provided by local markets to make recommendations where appropriate to central marketing on new products, ranges, tools etc. Evaluate the ongoing profitability of individual courses and amend future programs to meet maximize incomes. Coach and provide instructions to subordinates.


10+ years experience as a chef working in pastry and chocolate internationally and domestic
Understanding of commercial and training objectives for all specific activities.
Experience working with large end users and/or manufacturing companies
Strong communicator with teaching skills
English - Intermediate
French - Intermediate

Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.