2nd Place: William Dean Brown of William Dean Chocolates
3rd Place: Rodrigo Romo of Tout Chocolat
Beatricess, Chicago School of Mold Making
Photo credit: Nick Squires, Amoretti & Beatricess, Chicago School of Mold Making
2014 Chocolatier of the Year Competitors
Carefully selected for their expertise and abilities, each competitor produced two different chocolates sold in their shop. As both taste and appearance are key criteria to be evaluated, each chocolatier had to meticulously handcraft their creations in order to obtain the title of Chocolatier of the Year.
Read the 2014 Chocolatier of the Year Competiton rules.
Norman Love Confections
Ganache: Truffles For Every Occasion
Jackson Family Wines
The Peninsula New York
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Darcy (Bishop) Thrasher
Laurent Vals Handcrafted Chocolates
Tampa Bay Times
The Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande
What is the Chocolatier of the Year?
Designed with small chocolatier business owners in mind, this competition provides the opportunity for chocolate artisans to display their talent in a competitor friendly environment. While offering national recognition for their skills, the competition asks chocolatiers and chocolate shop owners to bring in two different types of chocolate sold in their shop. With both taste and appearance being judged, the title of Chocolatier of the Year will only go to the competitor with the highest-quality, handcrafted creations.