The integrated and multi-purpose IFCIC will house a Chocolate Academy unique to the Caribbean region which will help to educate and train local people in the arts and skills of the diverse food and drinks industry based on cocoa derivatives.

Practical courses and classes on chocolate-making, pastries, confectionery, baking, culinary practices utilising indigenous cocoa beans and its derivatives will be conducted using the equipment and machinery located at the IFCIC site.

The Academy will also stimulate and promote the innovation of new products and recipes at this Centre of Excellence for recent students and practioneers in the food and beverage industry – chefs, restauranteers, bakeries, chocolatiers etc.