Interview with Gavin Bown, Vice President – Global R&D, Barry Callebaut Group for JakajimaTV
Mona Lisa, the global decoration brand of The Barry Callebaut Group is the first brand to launch personalized 3D printed chocolate at scale, made from Belgian chocolate. The move revolutionizes the world of chocolate craft by combining industry-leading production technology, bespoke design and Barry Callebaut’s chocolate expertise – allowing chefs to craft their own unique creations and reproduce them rapidly and affordably, no matter how intricate or specific the design.
Through the new Mona Lisa 3D Studio, chefs now have a world of new creative tools at their disposal. For the launch event, Mona Lisa teamed up with Jordi Roca – one of the world’s most creative pastry chefs – to help him unleash his creativity through a unique 3D piece made out of chocolate. His latest creation ‘Flor de Cacao’ represents a cocoa bean that opens up like a cacao flower through contact with hot chocolate sauce.
Gavin Bown will be speaking at the 3D Food Printing Conference, www.3dfoodprintingconference.com
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About Barry Callebaut Group
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, the Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, mastering every step in the value chain from the sourcing of raw materials to the production of the finest chocolates. We are the heart and engine of the chocolate industry and our mission is to be number one in all attractive customer segments. We are a business-to-business company, fully vertically integrated with a strong position in cocoa-origin countries and a unique global footprint.
Our vision and values represent a mindset and way of doing business that is committed to generating sustainable earnings over time and creating long-term value for all of our stakeholders. Our way of working is characterized by strong teamwork throughout the organization. This includes not just employees, but extends to producers, suppliers, customers, consumers through to the communities where we operate.
Everything we do is rooted in our five core values: customer focus, passion, entrepreneurship, team spirit and integrity. We believe in doing well to do good. This is also reflected in the fact that close to half of our dividends support the Jacobs Foundation, which is dedicated to education and the future of young people.