After months of planning, discussion and hard work, I’m very happy to announce that the UK Academy of Chocolate was finally launched last night (15 June 2005) at the Bluebird restaurant in London’s famous King’ Road, Chelsea. The Academy has been setup to promote fine chocolate in the UK, support fine chocolate makers and chocolatiers and provide information to all those interested, as well as to create an education programme for schools and professionals.
You’ll be hearing much more about the Academy in the coming months – with a full photo feature of the night, plus full details about the aims and workings of the Academy coming soon on Seventypercent (after we’ve recovered!) – but in the meantime I’d like to say a personal thank you to all to who helped make the launch a reality, and to say how happy I am that we finally arrived, and how exciting it is now that the real work of the Academy can begin!
For more details see www.academyofchocolate.org.uk.