Callebaut opens new flagship Chocolate Academy centre in Belgium

first_imgCallebaut’s new Chocolate Academy centre opened in Belgium yesterday, which will now enable state-of-the-art training to up to 1,000 professionals a year.The flagship centre, located next to the 103-year-old Callebaut factory, in Wieze, Belgium, will offer people the chance to work with their finest Belgian chocolate.Freek van der Knaap, vice-president of gourmet Western Europe, said: “The Chocolate Academy centres are unique when it comes to sharing best practice and increasing chocolate mastery. Currently, in our 16 training centres around the world, we partner with craftsmen such as chocolatiers, bakers, pastry and kitchen chefs. In the Chocolate Academy centre, chocolate professionals will come to train themselves, follow courses and receive demonstrations – from professionals for professionals.”The new centre builds on the existing network of 16 chocolate academy sites worldwide, with four training rooms and a greenhouse where cocoa is grown.Trainings are conducted by Callebaut chefs and complemented by ‘Chocolate Ambassadors’, a global network of renowned chefs who share their chocolate expertise with other members of their profession.Chef Alexandre Bourdeaux, head of the Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Wieze, said: “This new Academy is an incredible asset to chefs. Where else can one find a mini-production line to illustrate how Callebaut chocolate is made, or even make chocolate themselves?”The new academy will offer a chocolate tasting ritual room, a chocolate bar and a plantation experience in a small-scale reproduction of a tropical rainforest with cocoa trees.Callebaut has been crafting chocolate in Belgium since 1911.last_img read more

Michigan Nationwide Series qualifying order

first_imgAs the fastest of three cars to crack 190 mph in the one and only NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at Michigan International Speedway on Friday, Austin Dillon will roll off last in Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2. Dillon turned a lap at 190.789 mph, nearly half a mile an hour faster than his track record. Track Qualifying Record:    Austin Dillon     06/16/12    37.8201    190.375 #    Car    Driver    Team 1    15    * Carl Long    RWR Ford                 2    74    * Juan Carlos Blum #    Oleofino’s Chevrolet                 3    00    * Ken Butler III    JW Demolition Toyota       4    52    * Joey Gase    Donate Life Chevrolet           5    23    Scott Riggs(i)    Rick Ware Racing Ford        6    14    Eric McClure    Hefty/Reynolds Toyota         7    24    Blake Koch    VIP Poker Toyota                 8    46    * JJ Yeley(i)    Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet                 9    4    Landon Cassill    Flex Seal Chevrolet             10    01    Mike Wallace    Brooklyn Products International Chevrolet        11    42    * Josh Wise    Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet                 12    40    Reed Sorenson    E-Swisher.com Chevrolet                 13    51    Jeremy Clements    Diamond Pistons Chevrolet                 14    10    * Jeff Green    TriStar Motorsports Toyota    15    87    Joe Nemechek    AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota         16    44    Cole Whitt    Takagi Tankless Water Heaters Toyota             17    79    Jeffrey Earnhardt #    Uponor Ford             18    19    Mike Bliss    TriStar Motorsports Toyota       19    92    * Dexter Stacey #    Maddie’s Place Ford   20    11    Elliott Sadler    OneMain Financial Toyota   21    20    Brian Vickers    Dollar General Toyota        22    16    * Chris Buescher    Ford EcoBoost Ford       23    22    Joey Logano(i)    Discount Tire Ford           24    70    Johanna Long    Foretravel Chevrolet          25    43    Michael Annett    Pilot Travel Centers Ford    26    30    Nelson Piquet Jr. #    Worx Chevrolet          27    12    Sam Hornish Jr.    Alliance Truck Parts Ford                 28    6    Trevor Bayne    Roush CleanTech Ford         29    7    Regan Smith    TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet       30    54    Kyle Busch(i)    Monster Energy Toyota       31    60    Travis Pastrana    Roush Fenway Racing Ford                 32    99    Alex Bowman #    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Toyota         33    32    Kyle Larson #    Cessna Chevrolet             34    5    Brad Sweet    Great Clips Chevrolet             35    77    Parker Kligerman    Bandit Chippers Toyota                 36    2    Brian Scott    Shore Lodge Chevrolet            37    33    Paul Menard(i)    Menards/Rheem Chevrolet                 38    31    Justin Allgaier    Brandt Chevrolet               39    3    Austin Dillon    AdvoCare Chevrolet                 * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series Dillon’s fast lap earns right to roll off last in Coors Light Pole Qualifyinglast_img read more

Biden to reopen ‘Obamacare’ markets for COVID-19 relief

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity, as he promised during his campaign. It would be geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic. Two people familiar with the plan tell The Associated Press that Biden is expected to sign an executive order Thursday, with details still being finalized. The new enrollment period would not go into effect immediately. Instead, the White House wants to provide time for the government to mount a marketing campaign, and for insurers to get ready for an influx of new customers.last_img