Cacao Barry—producer of high-quality French chocolate and cocoa products for gourmet professionals—invites pastry chefs and chocolatiers to apply to participate in the U.S. national selections of World Chocolate Masters. With the announcement of the event’s 2017-2018 theme – “Futropolis” – Cacao Barry’s World Chocolate Masters team is urging chocolate artisans from across the globe to interpret what that means to their own culinary creations. While there are some basic requirements for size and scale, chefs are free to draw on their imagination to bring the theme to life through their work.
The U.S. national selections will be held on April 27-28, 2017, at the Chocolate Academy Centre at Barry Callebaut’s Region Americas facility in Chicago. During the three-day competition, each contestant will make a large chocolate showpiece that conveys the competition theme. “The World Chocolate Masters provides chefs from around the world the opportunity to think creatively and showcase their talents to the best in their field,” said Karl Helfrich, Region Americas Brand Manager for Cacao Barry. “The event’s theme is always open to interpretation by our chef competitors, but we believe Futropolis will elicit the most innovative and out-of-the-box creations witnessed in World Chocolate Masters history.”