This year’s World Chocolate Masters will be streamed live on the internet for the first time.
The World Chocolate Masters, to be held in Paris from 19-21 October, is the world’s leading global culinary competition solely dedicated to the art of chocolate. Since its creation in 2005, the competition has developed its unique identity for being the most challenging chocolate competition that focuses on the individual skills of each contestant.
Bakers and pastry chefs not attending the event that are interested in watching the competition take place live can do so through the official World Chocolate Masters website, www.worldchocolatemasters.com.
Australian finalist, Seung Yun Lee will be up against 18 contestants from countries as diverse as Iceland, Taiwan, Switzerland, Lebanon and Canada.
During the final each contestant will produce a chocolate cake, two pralines, a dessert and one artistic creation based on the theme of ‘Cocoa, the gift of Quetzalcoatl’.
The overall winner will hold the title of World Chocolate Master 2011 until the next final in 2013 and will receive a prize and gift worth €75,000 ($AU100,138).