2014 Winners

 2014 Chocolatier of the Year - Justin Fry2014 Chocolatier of the Year & Audience Choice Award:
Justin Fry of Norman Love Confections.

2nd Place: William Dean Brown of William Dean Chocolates
3rd Place: Rodrigo Romo of Tout Chocolat
Photo credit:
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.

Cesar Barachina
Cesar Barachina
Turningstone Casino Resort
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William Dean Brown
William Dean Brown
William Dean Chocolates
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Robyn Dochterman
Robyn Dochterman
St. Croix Chocolate Company
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Justin Fry
Justin Fry
Norman Love Confections
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Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee
Modern Chocolatier
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Kevin Lindee
Kevin Lindee
Ganache: Truffles For Every Occasion
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Abderrahmane Neggaz
Abderrahmane Neggaz
Chocotenango
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Robert Nieto
Robert Nieto
Jackson Family Wines
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Deden Putra
Deden Putra
The Peninsula New York
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Rodrigo Romo
Rodrigo Romo
Tout Chocolat
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Andrea Smith
Andrea Smith
Chocolate F/X
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Jordan Snider
Jordan Snider
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Charity Teague
Charity Teague
 
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Darcy (Bishop) Thrasher
Darcy (Bishop) Thrasher
Cero’s Candies
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Laurent Vals
Laurent Vals
Laurent Vals Handcrafted Chocolates
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John Walsh
John Walsh
Tampa Bay Times
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Ayaka Yamamoto
Ayaka Yamamoto
The Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande
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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.

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Check Out Past Competitions…

2013COTY 2013

2012COTY 2012

2011COTY 2011