Competition
History

The World Chocolate Masters has a praised track record for bringing forth raw talents that have grown into well-established pastry chefs and chocolate innovators, praised internationally since their participation.

WORLD CHOCOLATE MASTER 2018
Elias Läderach – Switzerland

With his mindful, calm and striking attention to detail – even under pressure – Elias impressed the jury. He showed innovation without hesitation and what’s more: efficiency in realising his ideas. He also showcased a clear, powerful concept that the jury could recognise in every assignment.

WORLD CHOCOLATE MASTER 2015
Vincent Vallée – France

Winner

Vincent Vallée

Second place

Hisashi Onobayashi

Third place

Marijn Coertjens

Vincent is 100% perseverance. Once he puts his mind to a creative idea, he grabs onto until the very last second. What surprised the jury members most were his bold, straightforward flavours round after round.

WORLD CHOCOLATE MASTER 2013
Davide Comaschi – Italy

Winner

Davide Comaschi

Second place

Marike van Beurden

Third place

Deniz Karaca

Davide: A passionate chef from the land of Michelango with a fascination for triangular shapes. This humble yet incredibly dedicated craftsman stunned the jury with his vision, skill and unbeatable sense of perfection.

WORLD CHOCOLATE MASTER 2011
Frank Haasnoot – The Netherlands

Winner

Frank Haasnoot

Second place

Yoshiaka Uerzaki

Third place

Palle Sørensen

An enfant terrible with no rules. Frank loves to shake things up, but he does it with such incredible style, charisma and class. This makes him one of the leading pastry chefs in the world.

WORLD CHOCOLATE MASTER 2009
Shigeo Hirai – Japan

Winner

Shigeo Hirai

Second place

Lionel Clement

Third place

Michaela Karg

WORLD CHOCOLATE MASTER 2007
Naomi Mizuno – Japan

Winner

Naomi Mizuno

Second place

Yvonnick Le Maux

Third place

Carmelo Sciampagna

WORLD CHOCOLATE MASTER 2005
Pol Deschepper – België

Winner

Pol Deschepper

Second place

Fabrizio Galla

Third place

Kouichi Izumi