Barry Callebaut (often simply referred to as Callebaut) is the world's largest chocolate manufacturer. It was formed by the merger of the Belgian company Callebaut and French company Cacao Barry in 1996. Now based in Switzerland, it is still primarily considered to be a producer of Belgian chocolate.

Callebaut primarily produces bulk chocolate for patisseries, chocolatiers, catering and other chocolate companies, and is not generally known for selling direct to the consumer.

The company now has 40 factories across the world, and continues to expand, most notably into emerging markets such as China and South America.

Callebaut World Chocolate Masters Launch

A preview of the UK finals for the World Chocolate Masters.

Kirsten Tibballs, Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School

Kirsten Tibballs is one of Australia’s most respected and talented chocolate and pastry chefs, and runs the Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School with fellow expert Paul Kennedy. This diminutive pocket-rocket won the 2004 World Championships for her hand made …