Chocolate Academy Chef


Belgrade, 00, RS, 11070

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

Our position of The Head of Chocolate Academy in Belgrade, Serbia:

Our position The Head of Chocolate Academy 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. The incumbent has full ownership of the Chocolate Academy on technical and operational side as well as for the course program. The Head of Chocolate Academy manages and coaches the team in the Chocolate Academy. Acts as a technical expert for clients and ambassadors, internally and externally.

Description of Tasks:

  • Being responsible for the Chocolate Academy on technical & operational side and take full ownership of the course program.
  • Ensuring support to the Sales and Marketing function through the provision of effective training and demonstrations both within and outside the Academy with the aim to increase sales volumes, profitability and brand awareness.
  • Taking ownership in creating, innovating, implementing and communicating specific customer segment product development applications.
  • Planning specific trainings within budget and quality targets provided.
  • Providing trainings and demonstrations to the highest possible level of competence and within the objectives established by customer and commercial requests.
  • Overviewing the planning of and ensure that specific Academy courses, curriculum and external trainings take place.
  • Driving the execution of agreed training program in the Academy and externally to meet set commercial objectives.
  • Participating in the yearly Chef Seminar, and regional and international ambassador meetings (yearly).
  • Coordinating and provisioning 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.
  • Evaluating the ongoing profitability of individual courses and amend future programs to maximize incomes.
  • Coaching, leading and supporting the team, ensuring a positive work environment..



Your profile:

  • Advanced education in bakery, pastry
  • 10+ years experience as a chef working in pastry and chocolate internationally and domestic
  • Understanding of commercial and training objectives for all specific activities.
  • 5+ years experience in people management
  • Strong communicator with teaching skills
  • Fluent in English


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.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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