Barista Exchange Collaboration with Aliance Abroad Group – Barista Jobs in Australia!

AustraliaWho wants to work in AUSTRALIA?! Barista Exchange is collaborating with Austin, Texas-based Alliance Abroad Group (AAG), a leader of international recruitment for over 20 years. AAG is passionate about enriching the global economy through cultural exchange by helping hospitality and culinary students/young professionals gain international experience to further their careers.

This exchange opportunity works under the Australian Working Holiday Visa, so there are some eligibility requirements. Participants can take a 6 to 12-month working holiday in Australia working for an upscale hotel, resort, or restaurant. It’s an amazing opportunity, adds international experience to the resume, and provides a high-end perspective of the business from a different country. Check out the website to learn more and to apply for your work exchange abroad!


Ghirardelli Partners with College on ChocolateClassroom

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, maker of premium chocolate products, has joined with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to open the Ghirardelli Chocolate Discovery Center. The facility, located at the college’s Greystone campus in St. Helena, CA, was dedicated yesterday, March 4, with an unveiling and ribbon cutting using giant chocolate scissors.

In the Center, CIA students learn the science of chocolate and explore how quality chocolate can be used in baking, pastry, culinary, and beverage settings. It is home to the Chocolate and Confectionery Technology and Techniques course for baking and pastry arts degree students at the CIA. The Center also houses advanced education for professionals who want to hone their confectionery and chocolate making and sculpturing skills, as well as basic pastry arts classes for food enthusiasts. “The rapid pace of innovation in the foodservice industry constantly creates new demands for specialized skills and knowledge,” says CIA President Tim Ryan. “This exciting partnership will both inspire students and professionals to shape the future of the pastry arts and also delight chocolate aficionados everywhere.”

American Barista & Coffee School – New York Classes are now scheduled! 

The American Barista & Coffee School is pleased to annouce it’s NYC coffee classes are back in Session! In a new centrally located location, ABCS will be holding it’s popular Intesive Barista Training class every other month in the NYC area. This exciting class is a jam packed two and a half days of intensive hands on training designed to bring your skill as a barista or shop owner to the next level. Call and ask about exclusive Barista Exchange Member Discounts!

The next upcoming classes are: May 9th-11th (only 2 spots left) and July 11th-13th. Call 800-655-3955 for more info or register online at

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