Academy Intern


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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!

About the role: 

Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.


The Academy intern will support the Chocolate Academy chef team by assisting in activities related to the Chocolate Academy, such as application development and testing, the execution of demonstrations and trainings, and the organization of the Chocolate Academy. This is a part time position. 

Key responsibilities include: 


  • Support the Chocolate Academy chefs in recipe production and testing, including but not limited to scaling ingredients and preparing recipe components (e.g. ganache, buttercream, sponge, etc.)
  • Assist the Chocolate Academy chefs in the execution of live or recorded demonstrations and trainings, including operating audio-visual equipment (training will be provided)
  • Support the Chocolate Academy chef community engagement strategy by capturing and editing photos and videos of Chocolate Academy personnel and activities for social media use 
  • Perform comparison, testing, and troubleshooting exercises with Barry-Callebaut products (e.g. comparing Barry-Callebaut and a competitor’s compound; determining capacity of Mona Lisa chocolate cups for volumes and weights)
  • Conduct background research for Sales support activities, such as researching current menu items of a specified chain customer 
  • Maintenance of the kitchen including monitoring ingredients for expiration dates, ensuring that the Academy and its tools are organized and maintained, and assisting with dishwashing as needed
  • Administrative support including typing recipes into recipe templates, updating the shared folder of images and recipes for the North America Chef team


About you:


  • Degree or Certificate in culinary studies preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in the food industry 
  • Professional, sociable, methodical and extremely well organized
  • Ability to deal in changing environment and ambiguity


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:


  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products  

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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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