Oliver Van Nueten – Our Next Symposium Presenter

Mar 1, 2019 | Symposium

We are very excited to announce the participation of Oliver van Nueten at the Belize Sustainable Specialty Agriculture Symposium.

Taking place May 9th to 12th, 2019 in Punta Gorda, Belize.

Known as the “Chocolate Artist”, Oliver is a driven Master Chocolatier who is known for creating some truly sensational artwork…out of Chocolate!

We are honored to have Oliver participate and we are curious and excited to see what he will be creating for us live at the symposium.

He has promised to craft something truly Belizean using our 100% Belizean chocolate.

Oliver will be in town for a few days prior to the event working with our own Executive Chocolate Maker, Armando Choco, sharing tips and working together with our cacao beans to make some amazing treats for all our speakers and guests.

Definitely something you do NOT want to miss out on!

Click the links below to watch some videos of Oliver’s latest creations and to sign up to attend this unique event.

Early Bird Pricing expires March 1st!  Register now and save $100.

$395 for Adults & $195 for Students and Millenials

To give you a bit more history on Oliver, here is description of him and his work as stated on his company’s website:

As a young and talented entrepreneur, at the age of 19, in 2017 Oliver Van Nueten started a family business which can be called sensational at the least.

The driven master chocolatier, graduated from ‘Ter Groene Poorte’ in Bruges (a world-renowned Hotel and Gourmet School), specializing in Belgian chocolates.

His great tutors David Maenhout (Chocolatier M, Knokke) and Herman Janssens (Manus, Brasschaat) gave Oliver his inspiration and experience in the chocolate business. You could almost say he has chocolate running through his veins.

Still in the early years of starting his business Oliver is internationally highly demanded for lectures, demonstrations and creating custom made chocolate show pieces. Recently he traveled to Los Angeles (USA) and to Takoradi (Ghana) for demonstrations on special request. Although already called a ‘Chocolate Artist’ in the media Oliver remains both feet on the ground and focusses on continuous improvement of his skills.

Since Oliver still is the youngest master chocolatier with his own business in Belgium and most probably in the world, there has been an extensive media interest for his work. The chocolate showpieces he made also caught the attention of the national and international press. Just recently he presented a full-scale replica of a professional race bicycle 100% made out of chocolate to Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) on the occasion of his victory last year, a world scoop.

Oliver and his modest team, consisting mainly of family members, consider Belgian chocolate as part of our national pride. Van Nueten Chocolates aims to become an international ambassador of traditional Belgian chocolate with a modern and surprising twist.

Oliver’s company, Van Nueten Chocolates stands for the highest quality and innovative chocolate products for the specialized hotel and catering industry, businesses and events, as well as for the value enthusiasts when looking for artisan Belgian chocolate products.

Van Nueten Chocolates has taken the art of Belgian chocolates and sugar processing to such a level that it will undoubtedly stimulate your sentences.

For more information about the Symposium and to learn about the rest of our equally interesting speakers, visit our Symposium page.

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