Every year, the Salon du Chocolat is proud to welcome prestigious culinary competitions.
This year, 4 great professional competitions are organizing their finale at the Salon: the International Awards of French Pastry, the World Chocolate Masters, the “Mondial des Arts Sucrés”, and the “Défi des Glaciers”.
During 5 days, come and watch these chefs working live for a unique experience!
The World Chocolate Masters
For its 8th edition, the finale of this international competition of chocolate creations will take place at the 2022 edition of the Salon du Chocolat.
This is the world cup for chocolate craft – an initiative of Cacao Barry to advance creative chocolate artisanship and put new talent on the map. 18 countries have sent their absolute best, from the United States to China, all to claim the prestigious title of World Chocolate Master.
This edition’s theme? What #TMRW_TASTES_LOOKS_FEELS_LIKE, challenging the world’s finest chocolate chefs to bring the chocolate of tomorrow in front of an expert jury.
With 18 individual finalists each representing 18 countries, facing a jury of 18 experts, the outcome of this competition will no doubt be intense!
The competition will take place over 3 days, allowing the participants to demonstrate their technical and artistic prowess during 7 different assignments.
International Awards of French Pastry
The international Awards of French Pastry is a competition organized by the Confédération Nationale des Artisans Pâtissiers. This year, the competition only concerns amateur candidates. It will take place over the course of 3 days, during which these amateur pastry chefs will have to defend their creations before the public and a jury of experts.
This prestigious jury will include holders of the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” title as well as World Pastry Champions, and will be presided by Laurent Le Daniel (MOF and president of the National Confederation of Artisanal Pastry Chefs, Chocolatiers, Confectioners, and Caterers).
This year, the theme of the International Awards of French Pastry will be “Chocolate Tarts and Truffles“. Candidates will first have to create two identical chocolate tarts, which will be judged on taste and on aesthetics. For the second stage of the competition, they will then create between 20 and 25 truffles, evaluated for their taste, the intensity of their chocolate, and their originality. During the competition, all participants will be coached by the same renowned pastry chef.
The “Mondial des Arts Sucrés”
The 7th edition of the “Mondial des Arts Sucrés” will stage a confrontation between teams of pastry chefs. These 32 candidates will dedicate themselves to the creation of 3 artistic pieces realized during 20 hours of work.
You are invited to observe their craft as well as the jury taste-testing over the course of 4 days.
The “Défi des Glaciers”
The organisation « Pâtissiers dans le Monde » is setting up a competition set to last 5 days. The participating pastry chefs will perform the most impressive feats of the creation of ice creams and sorbets – an event you will not want to miss!