"There’s nothing like battling each other with equal weapons and on-the-spot ingenuity to really decide who’s best among the best."
In the words of Jurgen KoensCacao Barry Ambassador
"To me, competitions like the World Chocolate Masters are important to infuse our metier with fresh ideas. But it’s also a great way for craftsmen to check if they can level up to other craftsmen. And in the end, participating is a good way to boost your career. A lot of great opportunities result from it."
"I think 3D printing will be a big thing during the next edition of the World Chocolate Masters. I believe it will present itself in pastries and desserts, but also in the candidates’ showpiece assignment. Flavour-wise, I think more acidic and spicy flavours will make their way to the fore. And I wouldn’t be surprised if techniques like aerating will become more prominent as well. I don’t believe restaurant pastry will be a big thing anymore during the next World Chocolate Masters."
"I would really like to see two things during the next competition: a budget restriction for participants and more black box work. There’s nothing like battling each other with equal weapons and a good level of on-the-spot ingenuity to really decide who’s best among the best."