UK Junior Chocolate Masters winner announced

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Editor 11th June 2015
Quentin Bechard from the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in London has been announced as the 2015 winner of the UK Junior Chocolate Masters competition. The competition went underway at the UK Chocolate Academy centre in Banbury on the 10th June, and the idea was to create a chocolate showpiece of at least 50 centimetres in height, 30 moulded pralines and four plated desserts. All of these items were required to be centred around the competition’s “Inspired From Nature” theme. Quentin Bechard  Showpiece (6)   The standard of the competition and the skill level was impressive this year with Yolande Stanley, the head of the judge’s panel, commenting: “We were anticipating to be amazed and we were totally rewarded. “Well done to all five young competitors at the Junior Chocolate Masters - they delivered innovation and excellence during seven hours of total motivated focus. We all came away with tips and tricks that they had worked so hard to deliver - thank you”. Also judging was Ruth Hinks, owner of Cocoa Black and Olivier Nicod, chocolate consultant from Nicod-Rogerson Second place went to Sebastian Williams from ME Hotel. Runners up were Reece Hunt from BE Chocolate, Jack Lewis, chocolatier and Dominic Hutchings from Coworth Park. Photos courtesy of Martin Chiffers Quentin Bechard Chocolates (2)   Quentin Bechard  Showpiece (7)   By Jack Mckeever

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 11th June 2015

UK Junior Chocolate Masters winner announced