2017 SEP 18
Swiss preselections

On September 18, 4 new chefs will enter the World Chocolate Masters competition. All to earn that highly desirable place in the Paris finals. The Swiss national qualifiying rounds will be held in the Chocolate Academy of Zürich. From 8:00 AM to 17:30 PM, visitors can follow the preselections live. Who’ll make the jury melt for more? Find out first-hand!

Candidates

Elias Läderach


Age: 29
Nationality: Swiss
Work: Pastry chef at Confiseur Läderach AG

  • • Bronze medal World Pastry Team Championship, 2008

Nicole Beckmann


Age: 36
Nationality: German
Work: Cook & Chocolatier at Confiseur Läderach AG & Choco-Atelier Zürich

  • • 2nd place Swiss preselections of the World Chocolate Masters, 2015
  • • 1st place Ice Cream Master, 2013
  • • 3rd place Cooks Olympics with German National Team, 2012
  • • 1st place Hug Tartlett Contest, 2011
  • • 2 gold medals World Championship for Cooks, 2010

Philippe Blaettler


Age: 36
Nationality: Swiss
Work: Pastry chef, Ice cream chef & Chocolatier

  • • C3, 1 of 6 finalists, 2011
  • • 1st place Foire d’octobre, 2003
  • • 3rd place Foire d’octobre, 2001
  • • 3rd place Young Talents at Foire d’octobre, 1998

Thomas Pontacq


Age: 30
Nationality: French
Work: Pastry chef & Chocolatier

  • • French championship for young chocolatiers, 2009

practical

Chocolate Academy
Pfingstweidstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
Schweiz

For more information:

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