If you’re a chef, you have most likely heard of Qzina Specialty Foods
, an importer and distributor of dessert, chocolate and pastry ingredients for chefs across North America. Not only does it provide the finest components for your creation, it now is in the business of research and development for chocolatiers.
Qzina announced the grand opening of the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry
, an institute that provides training with the state-of-the-art equipment and a Research & Development facility for pastry chefs – it even has a Bean-to-Bar Chocolate laboratory (selected personally by the company’s founder) where customers can develop their own chocolate from scratch.
“The vision of the Qzina Institute is to provide a place for professionals to experience the best of the chocolate and pastry industry,” said Richard Foley, Qzina founder and CEO, in a press release. “Our goal is to help chefs expand their dessert repertoire and bring new creations to their guests. Customers who visit the institute will be inspired and surprised with what they can make and learn.”
Located in Southern California, this $3.5 million institute will allow chefs to perfect their craft and discover new techniques and skills in quality chocolate and pastry making. Also, individuals can learn about chocolate’s history, such as its origin in the Mayan culture and how it is produced in a neoteric society.
“The Qzina Institute is the only place in North America where customers can experience the process of roasting their own beans and the artistry of making fine, handcrafted chocolate,” added Foley.
To celebrate Qzina’s 30th anniversary and the institute’s grand opening, an important announcement is coming soon that is expected to garner worldwide attention and is believed to bring some excitement to chocolate lovers across the globe. Stay tuned.