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The name of Callebaut is written in chocolate, and has been for more than 120 years. On the basis of its Belgian chocolate heritage and through its extended know-how and expertise, Callebaut supports chocolatiers, pastry chefs, chefs de cuisine, bakers and ice cream makers all over the world with superior quality chocolate products, for every possible application. Callebaut
Driving forces are quality, innovation, partnership and flexibility.
Callebaut delivers high quality to its customers and guarantees easy workability of its products. It is the partner of chocolate professionals, tailoring products to customers' needs – through the exchange of knowledge and expertise, market research with end users and personalized service.
Callebaut travels to the source: to the equator, to select exceptional varieties of cocoa bean. Thanks to its local presence and close relationship with cocoa farmers, they have the privilege of selecting the best from their harvest. Callebaut is determined to never settle for anything less than perfection.
(Barry-Callebaut 2008)


History of Callebaut

Callebaut - A great tradition since 1850
• 1850: The family-owned Callebaut company is founded and starts its brewery and milling activities.
• 1911: Callebaut starts a new activity – the production of chocolate tablets and bars.
• 1925: Callebaut starts producing couvertures for professionals and gradually stops its other activities.
• 1960: Callebaut has built its reputation in the Benelux and dreams of the markets abroad.
• 1965: Callebaut has expanded its activities beyond Europe.
• 1981: Interfood takes over the family-owned company Callebaut.
• 1983: Klaus J. Jacobs buys Interfood.
• 1990: Klaus J. Jacobs also buys the UK-based S&A Lesme, local market leader in the production of chocolate and coatings.
• 1992: Callebaut Asia Pacific is founded.
•1996: Callebaut and Cacao Barry merge into the international Barry Callebaut Group.

Callebaut is now all over the world: present in 4 continents and over 21 countries

Callebaut, approved by Belgian chocolate makers Callebaut, approved by Belgian chocolate makers

We believe that when talents come together, something beautiful will grow out of it. Throughout our history, we have been inspired by the perfectionism of Belgian chocolate makers, to develop the premium chocolates they can rely on. In turn, our chocolates inspire them to new heights of creativity.
Today Callebaut's chocolate references such as 811 and 823 are chosen by confectioners, pastry chefs and chocolatiers all over the world. They have become global standards, often copied but never equalled in taste, quality and reliability.®

A chocolate for every idea A chocolate for every idea

Our customers rely on us for another reason too: our promise to provide the perfect chocolate for every application. The Callebaut range offers a huge choice of chocolates in almost any conceivable taste, with a composition to suit any of your ideas. It also includes ready-to-use products made with chocolate or compatible with chocolate. Think of fillings, decorations, chocolate mousse powder, sauces and toppings… All sealed with the Callebaut guarantee of quality.

A chocolate to inspire you A chocolate to inspire you

When you have spent years perfecting your craft, you want materials worthy of your skills and talent. That's why we go back to the source: to the equator, to select exceptional varieties of cocoa bean. Thanks to our local presence and our close relationship with cocoa farmers, we have the privilege of selecting the best from their harvest. Our determination to never settle for anything less than perfection has led us to innovations such as Origine or Finest Selection: extraordinary, dark chocolates made with the best cocoa plantations can offer.

A chocolate to make the difference A chocolate to make the difference

To us, chocolate is more than delivering a quality product. Through carefully judged product innovations, Callebaut supports craftsmen in their daily challenge, helping them to make the difference with tasty, creative desserts and confectionery.
We also provide answers to the difficulties that many professionals are faced with: having to do more with a limited staff of qualified personal. User-friendliness and guaranteed workability are key values for Callebaut.

For the love of craftsmanship For the love of craftsmanship

In the spirit of mutual inspiration, we enable our customers and their staff to learn more about chocolate in our Chocolate Academies. There, they can follow practical and theoretical courses given by experienced technical advisors.
Further, Callebaut offers a platform for up-and-coming chocolate talent from all over the world: the World Chocolate Masters. In this international competition, chocolate professionals can show their creativity and professionalism before a live audience and jury.

At the service of our customers At the service of our customers

Callebaut Chocolate Ambassadors pass on their chocolate know-how and techniques to other craftsmen all over the world. These Chocolate Ambassadors are independent professionals who work with Callebaut products and know them intimately. They represent Callebaut in the different markets, help us in testing new products, and keep us informed about coming trends and changes in the markets. And so the two-way process continues, in a never-ending story of chocolate.

Callebaut is part of Barry Callebaut. Barry Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa, chocolate and confectionery products. Find out more at


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