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Cacao Barry, gourmet brand of high-quality chocolate, hosts the final of the World Chocolate Masters competition, in which chocolatiers, pastry chefs and other culinary professionals will compete for the title of 2015 World Chocolate Master. The final will take place at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris from 28 till 30 October 2015.

The competition requires each contestant to create the following, inspired by this year’s ‘Inspiration from Nature’ theme:

  • Chocolate showpiece
  • Sweet Snack on the Go
  • ‘My Or Noir’ story
  • Moulded praline
  • Patisserie of the Day
  • Artistic creation titled: ‘Where Nature Goes’

A jury of culinary professionals will judge the creations, taking into account presentation, taste and technical skills. Apart from the individual jury awards, a press award will be presented for both the moulded praline and the artistic showpiece. A social media award will be given for the artistic showpiece that received the most spectator votes.

All new this edition

All 20 candidates will go head to head with each other during day 1 and 2 of the competition final, but there will be a selection of the top 10 finalists at the end of the second day. These top 10 finalists will advance to day 3 of the competition, during which they’ll create the Patisserie of the Day and the artistic creation titled: ‘Where Nature Goes’.

Download the competition rules

Mind that the document below is indicative and may be subject to changes. Contestants will receive an individual timetable and will be thoroughly informed about the competition details during a collective briefing, presence at which is mandatory.