Valrhona is pleased to announce the opening of the selection process for the 6th International Edition of the Chocolate Chef Competition.
The Chocolate Chef Competition (C³ Competition) is dedicated to pastry chefs, providing them with a unique opportunity to highlight their talent as well as their creativity and technical mastery with chocolate.
In partnership with StarChefs, Valrhona, Inc. will celebrate North American pastry during the Regional North American C³ Competition Qualifiers on October 28, 2019.
Passionate Pastry Chefs are called to join this unique experience as applications are now open at C3.Valrhona.com. Six candidates will be selected out of the written applicants to compete in the Regional North American C³ Competition. The winner will represent North America on March 5, 2020 in Singapore at the International C³ Competition Final and will compete against the five other winners from the C³ Competition Regional Qualifiers.
Regional Qualifications featuring Valrhona
To compete C³ contestants must create an original plated dessert and petits fours recipes made using Valrhona BAHIBÉ 46%. We are thrilled to announce the prestigious panel of judges who have confirmed their participation in the competition including: Chef Pierre Herme, Lincoln Carson, Kamel Guechida, Kelly Fields (2019 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef), Patrice Demers, Ghaya Oliveira (2017 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef), Belinda Leong (2018 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef), and Mina Pizarro, winner of the C3 2017 North American selection! Recipe creativity, originality, as well as taste, pairings, texture, aesthetics, and respect of the chocolate theme will help the judges determine the best Pastry Chef.
Prizes for the Winners
The winning Regional Semi-Finalists will be automatically selected to compete during the Final in Singapore. Finalists taking part in the C³ Competition are recognized by the entire profession for their talent.
The North American Semi-Finalist winner will receive a check for $5,000, win a C³Trophy, and compete in the International Final, March 2020 in Singapore.
2nd Prize winner will receive a check for $2,000.
Press Prize winner will receive a check for $1,000.
How to Participate?
The competition is open to all restaurant and catering professionals older than 21 years of age. They must register on the C3.Valrhona.com website before June 30, 2019. Based on the applications received, a first selection is made of six contestants within each geographic Region: France, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, North America, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the World. The jury, composed of Valrhona Pastry Chefs, will publish the complete list of selected contestants on July 22, 2019.
Please visit http://www.C3.valrhona.com for more information