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To know chocolate, explore new creative concepts and truly unlock its full potential, Chefs are eager to collaborate and exchange their expertise and ideas. More than a platform, CacaoCollective is a community.

By harnessing the power of the collective, CacaoCollective aims to elevate the knowledge, creativity, sense of belonging and success of chefs.



11/06/17

Barry Johnson, Chocolate Lecturer at The National Bakery School of London South Bank University, has won the UK & Ireland preselection for WCM. The jury was impressed by his high standards, explosive flavour combinations and well-thought-out designs. The chef’s unflinching attitude completely convinced the jury to send him to the World Chocolate Masters finals in Paris.

10/17/17

At the UK & Ireland competition for the WCM Sarah Frankland won first place in the ‘snack on the go’ category and reached second place in the entire competition. She is sharing with us her winning recipe and her impressions after the UK & Ireland WCM competition.

10/13/17

On Monday this week six super talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers showed their skills and creativity at the UK & Ireland preselections for the WCM. 

10/06/17

While this year’s competitors of the UK & Ireland WCM are getting ready for the national competition which will happen on Monday, we had a chat with the competitors from previous years. Two winners - Ruth Hinks and Alistair Birt, have already shared their experience with us. Let’s see what other contestants from the last competition had to say.

10/03/17

In a week, six talented, hard working pastry chefs from the UK and Ireland are going to compete in the national competition for the World Chocolate Masters.

09/29/17

Six great, super talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers will this year compete in the UK pre-selection for the international competition of the World Chocolate Masters (WCM). The competition is just around the corner, so we are checking how the preparations are going. Today we are talking to Martin Chiffers.

09/26/17

Six great, super talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers will this year compete in the UK pre-selection for the international competition of the World Chocolate Masters (WCM). The competition is just around the corner, so we are checking how the preparations are going. Today we are talking to Quentin Bechard.

09/20/17

Six great, super talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers will this year compete in the UK pre-selection for the international competition of the World Chocolate Masters (WCM). The competition is just around the corner, so we are checking how the preparations are going.  Today we are talking to Ian Mark.

09/19/17

Six great, super talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers will this year compete in the UK pre-selection for the international competition of the World Chocolate Masters (WCM). The competition is just around the corner, so we are checking how the preparations are going.  Today we are talking to Barry Johnson.

09/15/17

Six great, super talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers will this year compete in the UK pre-selection for the international competition of the World Chocolate Masters (WCM). The competition is just around the corner, so we are checking how the preparations are going.  Today we are talking to Stephen Espouy.

09/12/17

Six great, super talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers will this year compete in the UK pre-selection for the international competition of the World Chocolate Masters (WCM). The competition is just around the corner, so we are checking how the preparations are going.  Let’s start with the only lady within this year’s selection: Sarah Frankland.