2017 NOV 15
Latin America preselections

15 November 2017, the Latin America qualifying rounds for the World Chocolate Masters will take place at the Chocolate Academy of Mexico. Chocolatiers and pastry chefs will compete against each other to win the prestigious title of Latin America Chocolate Master before competing in the World Chocolate Masters World Final.

Time schedule

07:00 - The participants and the jury arrive at the Chocolate Academy, Mexico City

07:15 - Coffee break for participants and jury
07:45 -  The participants enter the kitchens
8:00 - The competition begins
16:00 - The competition ends. Each contestant should deliver their pieces so they can be evaluated by the jury
17:00 - Equipment disassembly and time to clean the kitchens
18:00 - Awards Cocktail


Christian Martinez

Age: 32
Nationality: Mexican
Work: Chef and founder @ Syokorat and Member of the Mexican Pastry Team

Alan Tercero

Age: 27
Nationality: Mexican
Work: Pastry chef @ Avith Chocolateria Gourmet
Contests:  Xocolatl Jr., Premios Tar, Coupe Du Monde de la Pattisserie, and Best Chocolatier

Alejandro Salas Rodriguez

Age: 29
Nationality: Mexican
Work: Coordinator of the Gourmet Division @ Chocolates Turin

Astrid Morales

Age: 49
Nationality: Colombian
Work: Founder @ Sharmei Chocolatier

Guillermo De Jorge

Age: 32
Nationality: Mexican
Work: Sous chef & Creative Chef @ at St. Regis, Mexico City

The jury

Luis Robledo – Barry Callebaut (president of the jury)
Alejandro Lechuga – Caramell Boutique Guadalajara
Nicolas Duterte – Barry Callebaut
Slawomir Piotr Korczak – Polska European Bakery
Maricú Ortiz – Centro de Artes Culinarias Maricú
Eduardo da Silva – Da Silva Panadería Artesanal
Andrés Lara - Barry Callebaut


The Latin America qualifying rounds take place at:


Chocolate Academy
Calzada Legaria 549, Torre 1 piso 8, Col. 10 de abril, CP 11250


For more information:

+52 1 55 4873 7290