‘In a time where the fine dining scene has been notably challenged and has experienced many transformations, we felt it was crucial to support our customers with greater insights, ongoing hands-on experience, and expert advice coming from all corners of the world,’ said Andrea Doucet Donida, Cacao Barry Global Brand Leader.
"Partnering with Chef Romain Cornu, a chef that shares our values of a strong chef community and is excited about the future of pastry, was the perfect ambassador to do just that."
Doucet Donida said Cornu is in a unique position to understand first-hand the different changes happening and share those experiences with Barry Callebaut’s 26 Chocolate Academy centres working with chefs to empower all creative chefs to succeed.
Cornu said: "I strive to bring the best to the plate in everything that I do, by innovating and pushing forward my technique. Aligning with Cacao Barry is a natural fit for me. As a leading company in high-end chocolate, they are always innovating and developing new products that help push me to explore and be more creative."
A favourite among creative chefs in more than 90 countries, Cacao Barry (part of the Barry Callebaut Group) is rooted in its French pastry heritage and offers a wide variety of fine flavour chocolates, with cacaofruits and beans carefully selected from exceptional plantations in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Mona Lisa supports cocoa farming communities through the Cocoa Horizons foundation and is a global brand of the Barry Callebaut group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cacao.