Mona Lisa 3D Studio: the world´s first chocolate 3D printing studio


CATEGORY: alimentation BRAND: Barry Callebaut Group

The renowned chef Jordi Roca has already tried it and has collaborated with the creative group Barry Callebaut to design a unique and exclusive piece inspired by the cocoa flower

Barry Callebaut Group, through its global decoration brand Mona Lisa, offers the world's first custom 3D printed chocolate in scale. The innovative technology of Mona Lisa 3D Studio allows chefs to design invisible and custom-made chocolate creations. Mona Lisa 3D Studio revolutionizes the world of chocolate crafts by combining industry-leading production technology, custom design and Barry Callebaut's chocolate experience, allowing chefs to create their own unique creations and reproduce them quickly and affordable, no matter how complex or specific the design.


Through the new Mona Lisa 3D Studio, chefs now have a world of new creative tools at their disposal. For the launch event, Mona Lisa teamed up with Jordi Roca – one of the world’s most creative pastry chefs – to help him unleash his creativity through a unique 3D piece made out of chocolate. His latest creation ‘Flor de Cacao’ represents a cocoa bean that opens up like a cacao flower through contact with hot chocolate sauce.


This new way of working with chocolate is going to take consumers by surprise, with previously unthinkable shapes produced at scale and with impressive precision. I’m usually inspired by the things I can’t do as they represent a creative challenge – but now, thanks to Mona Lisa 3D Studio, I can take my chocolate craftsmanship to the next level. I can imagine any new kind of design and it will come to life”, said Jordi Roca



The Mona Lisa 3D Studio is equipped with innovative precision technology capable of printing thousands of pieces at a time while retaining a bespoke hand-made appearance. Chefs and customers can personalize a chocolate decoration with their own unique design, shape and size preferences, before a team of designers transform the product into a digital 3D prototype with samples. Once the prototype is approved, the final product can be quickly reproduced at scale. The creations can be used for desserts, confectionery, hot drinks and pastries. This service will be first available to chefs and hotels, coffee chains and restaurant establishments in specific European countries. The first customer of the Mona Lisa 3D Studio is Van der Valk, a leading hotel chain in the Netherlands.

3D printing is addressing consumer desires by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible aesthetically. With the new technology, chefs can develop unseen and unique creations and expand their craftsmanship while working with Belgian chocolate.


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