Frederic Loraschi
Chef Frédéric Loraschi

Barry Callebaut’s premium French chocolate brand, Cacao Barry, recently asked two renowned pastry chefs to join the club — the Ambassador Club, that is.

In conjunction with four other pastry chefs on the U.S. Ambassador team, Chefs Frédéric Loraschi and Frédéric Moreau will represent the Cacao Barry brand through product development and worldwide pastry education.

Specifically, both Lorashci and Moreau will be asked to create new recipes and find new chocolate applications, as well as conduct pastry demonstrations and collaborate with other pastry chefs and chocolatiers around the world.

Before joining the Cacao Barry Ambassador Club, Lorashchi worked as the executive pastry chef at the The Hotel Hershey, and currently, as the owner of Chocolat Frédéric Loraschi, an online chocolate store.

“I am very excited to join the illustrious ranks of the Ambassador’s club,“ Loraschi says. “Cacao Barry has a rich gourmet history and I look forward to the rewarding process of sharing experiences with my fellow ambassadors, pastry chefs and chocolatiers. It is truly a two way process: to be inspired and to inspire others.”

Frederic Moreau
Chef Frédéric Moreau

Moreau, meanwhile, served as the executive pastry chef at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago, and most recently, as the executive pastry chef at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif before becoming part of the Cacao Barry team.

“Cacao Barry is a long-respected brand in the pastry world, and it means a lot to me to be able to share my international fine dining and hotel experience with other chefs,“ Moreau says.

Other U.S. Ambassadors include Chef Frédéric Monti from Pregel America in North Carolina; Chef Rocco Lugrine, instructor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia; Chef Patrick Fahy from the Sofitel in Chicago; and Chef Gabriele Riva, a pastry consultant in New York.

Barry Callebaut, the Zurich-based manufacturer of Cacao Barry and Callebaut cocoa products, is the world’s leading cocoa producer. The company earned $5 billion (CHF 4.6 billion) in sales in 2010-11.