Puratos has announced the opening of its newest innovation center in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The company invested $1.5 million into this new 6,700-square-foot facility, which is Puratos’ sixth innovation center in the United States. Puratos operates 88 such innovation centers globally to help reach customers in the more than 100 countries it serves and to spark creativity and innovation among commercial bakery, patisserie, and chocolate makers.

This new facility will welcome professionals from any size operation who are interested in honing their skills. Specialized training enables participants to improve a current product range, develop new recipes, or benchmark products compared to their competition.

“Local is in our corporate DNA,” said Andy Brimacombe, president Puratos USA. “Not only do we care about the local farmers like the cacao growers who produce our ingredients, we cater to the local concerns, concepts, and creativity of our business partners. We’re looking forward to paying homage to Midwestern cuisine and taste preferences through this centrally located, Chicago-based innovation center, and we’re excited to witness the concepts that spring forth.”


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