We train more than 500 people every week
In addition to our technical advisors, the teaching staff at the CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ centers regularly includes Ambassadors who are among the leading professionals throughout the world. We ensure all courses reflect the latest artisanal techniques and product design.
A food enthusiast from her early years, Fatima’s experiments in the kitchen began under her grandmother’s patient tutelage. Despite familial roots in the FMCG sector in the Middle East and enriching experience in marketing , her passion for pastry would not be overcome. It led her to some of the best culinary schools - City & Guild & Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 2010. She co-founded a pastry venture in her native India and then moved to Paris for creative pastry, working with some MOF accredited chefs. Having worked in France, a luxury chocolate boutique and in artistry, her experience includes training in Sugar Craft by Knightsbridge PME School of Confectionery Arts. Her experience in marketing, business development and budgeting come through her endeavors to be an educator in chef instruction and developing course structures. On a quest to learn, formulate recipes and impart knowledge, she joined the Chocolate Academy early 2017.
He is an alumnus of the premier Institute of Hotel Management – Mumbai. He started his career with the Taj Group of Hotels and has worked with hotel chains like Grand Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental hotel group. He was the Pastry Chef for the Michelin starred restaurant, Rasoi in Geneva where he learned the intricacies of fine dining pastry.
Having spent ten years in the industry and over four years in hospitality education he is heading the premier Callebaut chocolate academy centre in Mumbai imparting fine skills of chocolate applications and customer support.
Junior Academy chef
Culinary connoisseur with over 10 years of experience with renowned brands such as Taj, Ista, Hyatt hotels, Al Khozama and Patisserie named Bubo known for its Gastronomic extravaganza in Relais Desserts. Passionate and Down to earth individual with an immaculate experience in chocolate field and constant inclination towards learning and innovation. loves to talk chocolates and share the wide experience in the culinary field, through a no nonsense approach towards work and profession.
Frank Haasnoot is a Dutch pastry chef. With over over 23 years’ experience, he is currently working as a freelance consultant.
Post completing his education, Frank started working for several pastry brands around the globe. Frank has worked in Holland, New York (La Tulipe Desserts), Kuwait (the Victorian), Taiwan (Mandarin Oriental Hotel) and Hong Kong (the Peninsula Hotel).
He has been a part of multiple national and international Pastry Competitions. In 2011, he was the winner of the World Chocolate Masters in Paris.
It was in mid 2017 that Frank decided to move back to Europe and start his freelance career to be able to teach and develop his work freely.
Owner & Executive Pastry Chef at Incredible Cake Art
Chef Rumana is one of the leading Pastry Chefs, an entrepreneur, the owner of Incredible Art in Kochi and the Executive Pastry Chef and Cake Artist at Incredible Art - Artisan Cake Boutique & Academy, specializing in patisserie. She is also a certified patissier and chocolatier and has been the finalist in the Wedding Cakes category of the world renowned Cake Oscars award of Cake Masters Magazine, 2015.
Also, awarded “Chocolate Heroes “ Title in the year 2018 by Callebaut, a title that honours Chocolatiers throughout the world and has been honoured to be the Guest Chef Instructor at the the Callebaut Academy, Dubai in the year 2018 & Callebaut Academy, India in the year 2017 and 2018.
She has inspired many a budding bakers to enter into the world of French pastry in India.
Chef Vinesh Johny is one of India’s most sought after pastry chefs, with experience with renowned brands such as The Oberoi Group of Hotels and The Starwood Group of Hotels & Resorts, before he found his calling to be an educator. He was on the inaugural Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list in 2016, made it to the ‘All Star Alumni’ list in 2017, and was one of CNN’s ’20 Under 40’ in the same year. He is also the World Skills Expert, officially representing India at WorldSkills Abudhabi in 2017.