The history of WCMHow we got here
For 2 decades, we’ve been bringing together the most talented chocolate chefs and artisans from all around the world. Together, we’re on a mission to advance and celebrate innovation with chocolate. Each of the 9 past competition cycles offered the many contestants opportunities to learn, grow, and push the boundaries of their creative and professional skills. Each of the competition cycles has culminated in a World Final, where the best of the best have been awarded the title of ‘World Chocolate Master’ by an international jury of industry leaders.
World Chocolate Master 2022Lluc Crusellas – Spain
Lluc Crusellas won over not just the hearts of the judges, but also of the viewers at home who awarded him with the public #WOW award for his Elephant of Hope – an impressive chocolate sculpture weighing more than 170 kg. Innovation, creativity and attention to detail were Lluc’s secret weapons. He presented for instance a brioche with zero sugar by using a scientifically developed enzyme. An amazing innovation that took the judges by surprise.
“Amid fierce competition, the title of World Chocolate Master that Crusellas will be taking home is a tribute to the skill, ingenuity and vision he has shown throughout the final”, Head of the jury Amaury Guichon explained. “With the limited time, taking the risks he took were adventurous, but it set him apart from the competition.”
World Chocolate Master 2018Elias 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 2015Vincent Vallée – France
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
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.