Valrhona Announces the Selection Process for the C3 Chocolate Chef Competition

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Brooklyn, NY – Valrhona is pleased to announce the beginning of the selection process for the 6th International Edition of the C3 Chocolate Chef Competition.

The C3 Competition is dedicated to pastry chefs, providing them with a unique opportunity to highlight their talent as well as their creativity and technical mastery with chocolate.

“The C3 is the biggest international restaurant dessert competition. This specialty, which was neglected for too long is now coming to life thanks to Valrhona’s convictions and values of excellence. Pastry chefs can fully express their creativity with plated desserts, playing with texture, temperature and lightness in a way that isn’t possible anywhere else.”
– Claire Heitzler, C3 Jury President in Singapore in April 2018.

In partnership with StarChefs, Valrhona, Inc. will celebrate North American pastry during the Regional North American C3 Competition Qualifiers on October 28, 2019.

Passionate Pastry Chefs are called to join this unique experience as applications are now open at C3.Valrhona.com. Six candidates will be selected out of the written applicants to compete in the Regional North American C3 Competition. The winner will represent North America on March 5, 2020 in Singapore at the International C3 Competition Final and will compete against the five other winners from the C3 Competition Regional Qualifiers.

Regional Qualifications featuring Valrhona BAHIBÉ 46% Single Origin Dominican Republic:
For this 6th Edition of the C3 Competition, contestants must create original plated dessert and petits fours recipes made using Valrhona BAHIBÉ 46% Single Origin Dominican Republic. The candidates will be judged by a lineup of renowned judges including Lincoln Carson, Kelly Fields, Patrice Demers, Ghaya Oliveira, Belinda Leong and Mina Pizarro, winner of the C3 2017 North American selection!

Recipe creativity, originality as well as taste, pairings, texture, aesthetics, and respect of the chocolate theme will help the judges determine the best Pastry Chef.

Prizes for the Winners
The winning Regional Semi-Finalists will be automatically selected to compete during the Finals in Singapore.
Finalists taking part in the C3 Competition are recognized by the entire profession for their talent. The North American Semi-Finalist winner will receive a check for $5000 and a C3 Trophy; the 2nd prize winner will receive a check for $2000, and the Press Prize winner will receive a check for $1000.

The previous C3 Competition International Final Winners were as follows:
2008: Pierre Lingelser, Germany; 2010: Marike Vanbeurdeun, France; 2012: Iris Lau, France; 2016: Frederik Borgskok, Sweden; 2018: Yusuke Aoki, Indonesia.

How to Participate?
Candidates from all over the world may participate. They must be at least 21 years old and work as a professional pastry chef. They must register on the C3.Valrhona.com website before June 30, 2019. Based on the applications received, a first selection is made of six contestants within each geographic Region: France, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, North America, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the World. The jury, composed of Valrhona Pastry Chefs, will publish the complete list of selected contestants on July 22, 2019.

More information on https://us.valrhona.com/chocolate-culture-article/c3-competition-2019
To apply: http://www.C3.valrhona.com
Contact: marine.leman@valrhona.fr