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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.


Nicole McKenzie winner of the Junior Chocolate Masters UK& Ireland !


Introducing the Judges of the UK&IE Junior Chocolate Masters Competition:
Ruth Hinks, Sarah Frankland, Michele Stanco


Introducing the contestants of the UK&IE Junior Chocolate Masters Competition:
Reece Hunt


Introducing the contestants of the UK&IE Junior Chocolate Masters Competition:
Nicole Mc Kenzie


Introducing the contestants of the UK&IE Junior Chocolate Masters Competition:
Benjamin Dufour


Our Cacao Barry chef and head of the Chicago Chocolate Academy has a passion known by most of us : Triathlon.


Spring, the season of renewal and cravings for fruit, when chocolate blends with originality. A collection of sweet recipes to provide a source of inspiration for Mother’s Day, upcoming celebrations or just decadent desserts to share on any occasion all year round.


Alistair Birt is regarded as one of the greatest young British talent in the chocolate world.


Erik van der Veken is a passionate chocolatier and pastry Chef, Belgian native, who travelled all around the globe, especially in the Middle East. 


How do the desserts at the two Michelin starred Ocean look and taste like? Fabulous! Marcio Baltazar, one of the best Portuguese pastry chefs, the head pastry chef of the two Michelin starred Ocean in Algarve, is sharing one of his signature recipes.


Located at the ocean shore of Algarve, in a beautiful 5 star resort Vila Vita Parc’s two Michelin starred restaurant Ocean, creates Marcio Baltazar stunning desserts inspired by the sea and the Portughese traditions in contemporary interpretations.


Gabriele Leo from The Ned is sharing with us a recipe for the indulgent exotic chocolate trio - a perfect recipe for all the chocolate lovers.


This week we had a chat with Gabriele Leo, the passionate executive pastry chef of The Ned, the new Soho House hotel in London. Get to know how he became a pastry chef and how he sees the desserts of the future.


Maria Guseva moved to UK following her partner who got a job in the North East. The relationship didn’t survive, but she gained two new loves with her move to the new country: the one for pastry and chocolate and of her partner in love and work, chef James Close of the two Michelin starred Raby Hunt in Summerhouse, Darlington.

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