The World Chocolate Masters Final, organised by gourmet brands Callebaut, Cacao Barry and Carma, will be held in Paris at the Salon du Chocolat Professionnel in Paris at Porte de Versailles from 19-21 October 2011.
Nineteen leading chocolate and pastry chefs from around the world will take part in the fourth edition of the World Chocolate Masters Final to compete for the coveted title of World Chocolate Master.
Australia’s Seung Yun Lee will be one of three finalists representing Asia Pacific, including Yoshiaki Uezaki from Japan and Chi Hsien Cheng from Taiwan.
Ms Lee, who currently works as a pastry chef at Melbourne’s Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School, triumphed over the Asia Pacific World Chocolate Master Selection including Singapore, Taiwan, China and India to secure first place.
The judging panel of the international final will be headed by two jury co-presidents: leading French chocolatier and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, Arnaud Lahrer and Jacquy Pfeiffer, award-winning French pastry chef from Alsace and co-founder of the renowned French Pastry School in Chicago. 2009 World Chocolate Masters Final winner, Shigeo Hirai will be the honorary president of the World Chocolate Masters Final.
Susumu Shimada, Dean Gibson and Erick Chen will represent Japan, Australia and Taiwan in the jury panel.
During the three day-competition, the contestants will create a chocolate showpiece, a pastry, a chocolate dessert, a moulded and an enrobed praline and Aztec necklace.
For the first time the competition will be broadcast live from www.worldchocolatemasters.com. Fans and chocolate lovers will also have the opportunity to vote online for their favourite chocolate showpiece and the winner will receive a special public prize.