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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.


Discover Vianney Bellanger Christmas log : Le Carrousel ! 


#UnboxCreativity and explore new aromatic creative pairings with our Zéphyr 34% white chocolate.


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


“Being able to filter out ideas and opinions that are not suitable and pick the appropriate ones is crucial. This applies in my life as a chef and as many other roles.”


“I’ve always had a drive to go out and achieve things. It’s like jumping out of a plane with a parachute, it gives me that rush.”


As I always tell my students: “Whether you work at a shop or restaurant, every day is a competition. Every creation must be delivered perfectly to the client.” Students often fear exams, while in fact every day is a test.


“It was a big challenge to get everything ready in time! I had about 8 weeks to build up everything from scratch: the concept, designs, testing, fine-tuning… Luckily, I’m rather immune to stress and I don’t get scared off easily.”


On 12 October, 3 chefs will compete against each other to win the prestigious title of Singaporean Chocolate Master before competing in the World Chocolate Masters World Final. Read all about their motivations, inspirations and challenges here!


Interviews with Japanese candidates Masanori Hata, Tatsuyu Hirazawa, Akihiro Kakimoto, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Daichi Takara, Jiro Tanaka, Toshikazu Tanaka, Reisuke Tsuda and Kentarou Yamamoto.


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.


The CacaoCollective cocoa documentary lets you explore the source of chocolate.
Acquire full knowledge on cocoa and its delicate, complex transformation into fine chocolate flavours..


A pioneering journey of flavor and creativity in pastry

Fueled by over 175 years of cacao and chocolate expertise across the world, Cacao Barry® innovates and supports both farmer’s and chef’s needs to design the most bespoke pastry creations.


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.


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.

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