Callebaut’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.
As 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 Qualifying
WASHINGTON (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.