Barry Callebaut launches chocolate challenge for caterers

first_imgChocolate specialist Barry Callebaut is offering caterers the chance to win a trip to a cocoa plantation in its For The Love of Chocolate Challenge.Chefs, chocolatiers and patissiers are all eligible to enter by putting a new twist on one of the nation’s top five desserts: brownie; cheesecake; cake; pudding; and ice cream.Then, hopefuls must share the details of their creation on between 5 January and midnight on 1 March 2015.Two winners will be chosen – one over 22 years old and one under – for a four-night paid-for trip to learn more about the origins of chocolate.Robert Harrison, sales director, said: “The foodservice industry thrives on innovation so we’re really looking forward seeing what chefs come up with and rewarding the best of the best with a trip to one of our plantations. It really is a unique prize and one we’re incredibly proud to be able to offer.“There are so many interesting uses for chocolate and it’s an ingredient that works equally well for desserts as it does for afternoon tea and banqueting menus. Our recipes have been created to spark imagination amongst the industry. Strong consumer demand means there will always be a place for chocolate on menus but caterers really need to expand their offering with wow-factor dishes to keep customers coming back for more.”More information is available at read more

4 C’s that threaten small CUs — CUNA’s Mike Schenk explains

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Fresh off the heels of last week’s GAC, there was a lot of talk about smaller credit unions’ existence. We’ve also been seeing more and more stories in the industry publications about the concerns for small credit unions not growing, being merged out, or going away altogether. It’s an issue that has continued to rise and isn’t going away. So we invited CUNA’s Vice President of Economics & Statistics Mike Schenk on the program to provide us with his “4 C’s” that threaten the existence of today’s smaller credit unions. continue reading »last_img

Kasich Suspends Campaign in Indiana

first_imgINDIANA — In an effort to block Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination for President, Ohio Governor John Kasich is suspending his Presidential campaign in Indiana, thereby allowing Ted Cruz to be the alternative choice in the Hoosier state.According to a source close to the campaign, in exchange for suspending the Indiana campaign, Cruz will cease operations in New Mexico and Oregon, thus allowing both candidates to maximize their resources in areas where they can best be used.Because of that Kasich is suspending his town hall tomorrow in Hamilton County.last_img