Shelf Life Discovery with Alexandre Bourdeaux

Shelf Life Discovery with Alexandre Bourdeaux

We are thrilled to welcome back Alexandre Bourdeaux to teach at the UK Chocolate Academy in Banbury.

During Alexandre’s extensive travels he has acquired knowledge and insights from different cultures and trends which he has translated into his signature range.

Alexandre worked as Head of the Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Wieze for 10 years but now has created his own consultancy company "Pastry & Chocadvice" where he continues to share his love and passion for all things chocolate.

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Location
CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ centre United Kingdom, Banbury
Level
Level 2

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Level Level 2

Intermediate

You are a professional with good knowledge of chocolate. You are familiar with the tempering of chocolate and the basic techniques. This course does not discuss tempering or cooling chocolates.

Designed for participants who have confidence in their skills of working with chocolate, have worked as a craftsperson or completed the Chocolate Academy Beginners course.

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Location
CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ centre United Kingdom, Banbury

The UK CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire and is a ‘State of the Art’ purpose-built training environment with eight individual work stations, allowing for one-to-one, hands-on tuition. The Academy is situated adjacent to the factory allowing easy access for tours of the Barry Callebaut plant.

Our courses have been designed to offer practical and theoretical help for the novice chocolatier through to the chocolate artisan, pastry chef, confectioner, baker, caterer and lecturer.

We are extremely proud to have some distinguished chefs from both the United Kingdom and Europe to help run our courses, all of whom have extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of chocolate.

We would welcome the opportunity to share with you our passion and expertise to expand and fulfil your chocolate creativity.
 

Wildmere Road Industrial Estate
OX16 3UU Banbury Oxfordshire
United Kingdom - Ireland
Alexandre Bourdeaux
Guest teacher

Callebaut® Ambassador

Alexandre started baking at a very young age and knew that baking cakes and traveling was his calling. His career started in a 1 star Michelin restaurant in Belgium where he learnt classic recipes he still makes today. Later Alexandre left for Italy to work in a new Belgian pâtisserie and then was invited to work at Four Seasons in Milan with the Chef Sergio Mei. He went on to open the first Four Seasons hotel in Cairo and head a brigade of 12 pastry chefs and bakers in a 5 star hotel at only age 23. He then worked in other Four Seasons Hotel at the Canary Warf London, Tokyo and Chicago. Alexandre than made a royal return to Belgium, catering at the Court of the King of Belgium, and then as a Pastry chef for Callebaut.
 
At Callebaut headquarters he could develop his passion to share his knowledge and keep growing by continuing to meet with chefs from around the world while giving demonstrations in the Chocolate Academy™ and overseas. Alexandre became head of the Chocolate Academy™ in Belgium and led the opening of the new Chocolate Academy™ Callebaut in 2014, marking an historical moment in the story of the brand.
 
Alexandre keeps collaborating with Callebaut, but today he has spread his wings and has launched his own company in 2016 Pastry & chocadvice to give advice, help & solutions in the world of pastry and chocolate. In March 2018, he launch an online software "ganache solution" that help chefs to monitor their own recipes. He was judge together with Paco Torreblanca of an Italian television show "Best bakery". Alexandre is the perfect embodiment of his motto: ‘Live your dreams and work hard to achieve them’.