About the Competition

Our Aims & Passion

The World Chocolate Masters is the world's premium International Culinary competition devoted solely to the creative use of chocolate in all its applications. It is the only truly global culinary competition based on world wide national pre-selection competitions and an International Final.

This year's competition theme is 'Haute Couture'. Contestants are challenged to express this in their chocolate showpieces.

The World Chocolate Masters is specifically designed to show-case the very best practice in contemporary chocolate. It is open to the world's most talented Chocolate craftsmen and - women. The winner becomes World Chocolate Master 2009.

The objective of both the National Selections and World Final is to provide a high interest format to promote the best artisans around the globe and support the best chocolate practice. The competitions are intended to provide an accessible framework to promote the recognition of the personality, audacity and ingenuity of the chocolate world to the public as a whole. The World Chocolate Masters wishes to take chocolate competition to a truly international audience, having a presence everywhere where Callebaut, Cacao Barry or Carma is used in the world.
The biggest winner of this unique competition will undoubtedly be the end consumer who will eventually be able to taste the best and most original chocolate treats at his favourite confectionery store or restaurant!

Philippe Janvier,
Vice President Sales & Marketing Gourmet Division
Barry Callebaut