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Puratos Grand Place Indochina Prepares for Grand Opening of Bakery School in Vietnam

Puratos Grand Place Indochina Prepares for Grand Opening of Bakery School in Vietnam

[Binh Duong, 30th August 2023] – Excitement is building as Puratos Grand Place Indochina, a leader in bakery, patisserie, and chocolate products, gets ready to unveil its latest project – the Bakery School Vietnam. The special event is planned for 5th September 2023 in Binh Duong Province, marking the official start of the school aimed at training the next generation of bakers, pastry chefs, and chocolatiers in Vietnam.

The Bakery School Vietnam initiative has been brought to life through a collaborative effort involving the Bakery School Foundation, Puratos Grand Place Indochina, the administration of the Vietnam Singapore Vocational College, and the Belgian Consulate in Vietnam. This ambitious project reflects Puratos Grand Place Indochina’s unwavering commitment to sustainable development and its mission to empower aspiring talents within the baking industry.

Mr. Gricha Safarian, CEO of Puratos Grand-Place Indochina, shared his insights on the global significance of Bakery School Vietnam. He emphasized, “As we prepare to stand alongside the other 7 Bakery Schools, Bakery School Vietnam symbolizes our collective dedication to nurturing young potential, breaking down financial barriers, and imparting essential skills needed for excellence in the art of baking. This initiative perfectly aligns with our mission to contribute to a better planet, improved lives, and enhanced well-being, all translated into tangible actions.”

Situated strategically in Binh Duong province, near the Puratos Grand Place Indochina chocolate factory and product research center, Bakery School Vietnam promises a holistic educational experience. It boasts modern facilities, a carefully designed curriculum, and a teaching team that knows the ins and outs of Vietnam’s dynamic bakery scene, ready to arm students for success.

Adding to the anticipation is the knowledge that the first enrollment course has already been established, featuring 28 eager students under the guidance of a team of qualified and experienced instructors. The training program commenced on August 15, 2023, marking a pivotal step forward for Bakery School Vietnam.

One of the notable aspects of Bakery School Vietnam is its pivotal role in facilitating underprivileged youngsters’ engagement with the baking profession. It serves as a significant platform supporting Vietnamese youth in their holistic development. Moreover, the school takes a remarkable approach to affordability. All expenses incurred during the training process, including tuition, meals, accommodation, and materials, are 100% covered by the Bakery School Foundation for Bakery, Patisserie, and Chocolate Education & Training.

The inauguration ceremony will culminate in a symbolic ribbon-cutting event and the planting of a cocoa tree, signifying the growth and sustainability that Bakery School Vietnam aims to cultivate. Attendees will then be invited to explore the school’s cutting-edge facilities and savor innovative dishes prepared by the Puratos Grand-Place technical team.

As the countdown to the inauguration continues, Puratos Grand Place Indochina remains steadfast in its mission to promote a better world, improved lives, and enhanced well-being through education and sustainable practices. The impending launch of Bakery School Vietnam is a testament to this dedication, underscoring the company’s commitment to nurturing and empowering young talents within the confectionery industry.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Vy Nguyen

Branding and Communication Manager at Puratos Grand Place Indochina


About Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam:

Puratos Grand-Place Indochina (PGPI) stands as a joint venture between Puratos Group and Grand-Place Holding. Both companies trace their origins to Belgium and established their initial presence in Vietnam over two decades ago. PGPI offers an expansive array of innovative products, raw materials, and application expertise catering to artisans, food service providers, chocolate makers, bakeries, and patisseries. For additional information, visit at:

About the Bakery School Foundation:

The Bakery School Foundation, an initiative spearheaded by Puratos, shines as a beacon of education and empowerment within the domain of bakery, patisserie, and chocolate craftsmanship. Through a network of educational establishments spanning the globe, the Foundation shapes the trajectories of aspiring artisans, arming them with the skills and knowledge essential for thriving in the dynamic confectionery world. For additional information, visit: