2013 Chocolatier of the Year Championship

2013 Chocolatier of the Year Results

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1st: Melissa Coppel, Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates, Las Vegas, NV
2nd: Maura Metheny, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers, FL
3rd: Jose Luis Castellanos, Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy Center, Chicago, IL
People’s Choice: Melissa Coppel, Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates, Las Vegas, NV

Photos from the competition!


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.

This year’s finalists:

Robin Autorino
Robin Autorino
Robin Chocolates
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Jose Luis Castellanos
Jose Luis Castellanos
Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy Center
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Melissa Coppel
Melissa Coppel
Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates
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Robyn Dochterman
Robyn Dochterman
St. Croix Chocolate Company
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Ross Evans
Ross Evans
Stars Rooftop and Grill Room
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Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee
Modern Chocolatier
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Gene Leiterman
Gene Leiterman
CocoFlow Chocolate Café
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Maura Metheny
Maura Metheny
Norman Love Confections
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Karen Neugebauer
Karen Neugebauer
Forte Chocolates
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Luis Robledo Richards
Luis Robledo Richards
Tout Chocolat
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Evan Sheridan
Evan Sheridan
Inn at Little Washington
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Andrea Smith
Andrea Smith
diAmano Chocolates
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Amy E. Stankus
Amy E. Stankus
Chocolate South
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Santosh Tiptur
Santosh Tiptur
Co Co. Sala
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Emma Kate Veader
Emma Kate Veader
The Hess Collection Winery
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