NATIONAL PRESELECTIONS ASIA PACIFIC
Taiwan: 19 November 2014
India: 24-25 September 2014
China: 12-13 November 2014
Korea: 12 November 2014 - Coex Bakery fair&SIBA
2014年11月12~13日, 中国上海 — 由法国顶级巧克力品牌可可百利主办的“2014-2015 世界巧克力大师赛中国选拔赛”在新国际博览中心与FHC China、伊莎莉卡烘焙网、安得利中国联合举办。10位来自中国大陆及港澳地区的专业选手在热火朝天的比赛现场尽情展现了他们的巧克力技巧和灵感创意。
霍耀文选手作为香港JW万豪酒店饼房主管，之前已经获得了在瑞士举办的salon culinarire Mondial 2013的冠军以及在日本举办的Top of Patissier in Asia 2013的第三名。在赛后的获奖感言中他提到“我参赛的初衷是为了表达我对巧克力的热爱，我有信心成为入围巴黎总选赛的第一个香港人。”
Chia-Feng Tsai is the Taiwanese Chocolate Master
Organised by the leading gourmet chocolate brand Cacao Barry® with the support of Callebaut® and Carma®, the Taiwan preselection for the 2014-2015 World Chocolate Masters took place at the Taipei City Vocational Development Institute. Ten participants from the confectionery and pastry sectors demonstrated their chocolate expertise and creativity during a breath-taking competition, and had their work evaluated by seven well-known professional jury members.
Displaying their creativity with chocolate and showing their take of this year’s “Inspiration from Nature” theme, each contestant customarily had to create a chocolate showpiece and a moulded praline. All new this year were the Cake of the Day and Chocolate to Go assignments. For Cake of the Day contestants had to create a delicious cake using fresh everyday ingredients. The Chocolate to Go assignment had participants create a whole new chocolate snack concept. At the end of this exhilarating national preselection, Chia-Feng Tsai had the honour of crowning himself Taiwan’s new Chocolate Master and will represent his nation at the Asia Pacific Selection in March 2015, which will be held at the Taipei International Bakery Show.
Chia-Feng Tsai is currently the Production Department Chef at Feeling 18°C, a delicacies shop in Taichung, Taiwan that offers handmade pralines and pastries. Chia-Feng has over 13 years of experience in pastry and came in third at the 2012 World Chocolate Masters’ Taiwan preselection. His relentless energy and passion for chocolate making led him to enter this year’s competition again. All of Chia-Feng’s assignments demonstrated a strong expression of the theme, with metaphoric references to the ‘salmon run’ and stressing the importance of returning to your roots.
The World Chocolate Masters are a distinguished international competition solely dedicated to the Art of chocolate. It welcomes the world’s most talented chocolate professionals. A total of 5 contestants (Australia, China/ Macau/ Hong Kong, Korea, India and Taiwan) will be competing in the upcoming World Chocolate Masters’ Asia Pacific preselection in March 2015. The top two winners will be invited to the 3-day World Chocolate Masters World Final in October 2015, which will be broadcasted to a live audience and covered by the world’s top media. The 2015 WCM Final will take place during the Salon Du Chocolat in Paris.