SHOW US YOUR CHOCOLATE!
The Winners are:
Here are the final choices from the judges, so congratulations to the winners and runners-up! It was a difficult task because there were so many wonderful dishes. We do apologize for the delay in announcing the final results, as this was our first contest and the response was far greater than we expected. Many of the recipes will be posted once they are edited, and we will contact those listed below to arrange for the delivery of their prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated!
First Prize: Pete Schmutte – Pastry Chef Cerulean Restaurant, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Runners-up: Mickael Fournier – Executive Pastry Chef, St. Regis, Punta Mita, Mexico
Tom Van Lysebettens – Chef/Owner, Cochon de Luxe, Gent, Belgium
Ian Perazzelli – Pastry Cook, Jean-Georges, New York City
Ryan Harris – Executive Pastry Chef, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, U.A.E
Corey Wright – Pastry Chef, The Jackson Family of Wines, Cotati, California
William Mordido – Demi Chef, Chikos Restaurant & Café, Auckland, New Zealand
Cesar C. Ramirez – Pastry Chef, Chef Cez Chocolates, Austin, Texas
Genevieve Meli – Pastry Chef, Davio’s, New York City
Anirudh Ghanshyam Montora – Pastry Chef, Novotel, Ahmedbad, India
Michael Craig – Pastry Chef, St. Regis, Atlanta, Georgia
Cher D. Harris – Pastry Chef, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Runners-up: Michele Faubert, Montreal, Canada
Heather Bennett, Essex, United Kingdom
Gwendolyn Rogers, Indianapolis, Indiana
Karen Smithson, Quitman, Arkansas
Maria Alicea, Winter Park, Florida
Michele Faubert, Quebec, Canada
We teamed up with Valrhona, the chocolate experts, and five extraordinary pastry chefs to showcase your best chocolate recipe!
Jacques Torres: “Mr. Chocolate”
Florian Bellanger: MadMac & Cupcake Wars
Joe Murphy: Executive Pastry Chef at Jean-Georges
Derek Poirier: Corporate Chef for Valrhona
Antonio Bachour: Executive Pastry Chef at St. Regis Bal Harbour
Jacques Torres Florian Bellanger Antonio Bachour
You submitted your very best, favorite, original chocolate recipe, along with a photo, for a chance to win:
∗ A copy of “The Colors of Dessert” signed by Battman
∗ 2.2 pounds each of Bahibe and Dulcey chocolate, from Valrhona
∗ A gift certificate for $100
∗ A special feature on The Chefs Connection website
∗ Bragging rights!
The top 10 runners-up in each category will receive 2.2 pounds of chocolate from Valrhona and have their recipes posted on our site where they will be seen by foodies & chefs alike. We’ll also be tweeting, pinning, & posting some of our favorites.
**Winners will be announced August 15th**
And now for the serious stuff. To be eligible for all the prestige and prizes, your contest entry must include:
- all ingredients and easy-to-follow directions
- name (make it fun!) and photo (make it good!) of the finished dish
- whether you’re a professional chef and, if so, any restaurant affiliation
- your contact information, including full name, address, phone number, & email address
More fine print:
- chefs and home cooks are both welcome to participate, and one winner will be chosen from each category
- feel free to share your entry using hashtag #ShowUsYourChocolate
- only one entry per person permitted
- recipes from other sources will not be accepted and we will not be held responsible for them
Email your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The contest deadline has passed! Winners are posted at the top of this page. Runners-up to come! We will announce our next contest shortly.
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