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the most prestigious event in chocolade world
July 5, 2006
8:02 am
Olga
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What are the most prestigious events (salons, fairs, etc)in chocolate world?
Whar are the most prestigious awards for chocolate producers?
Where can I find the rates of chocolate producors from France, Belgium, Swiss, Italy?
Thank you in advance for replies.[:)]

July 6, 2006
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I’m not sure about the most prestigious events. I think Chocolate Show in New York is the most important event, more important than Saloon du Chocolat in Paris. The annual World Choclate Awards might be a candidate for the most prestigious awards. Read more about the first ever World Choclate Awards 2005:
[url]http://www.academyofchocolate.org.uk/[/url]

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
July 7, 2006
9:36 am
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Thank you for the answer. As far as I know the World Choclate Awards was organised in 2005 for the first time. But I am interested in older events, which take place from year to year for a long time.
What about Belgian chocolate awards? Can you give me a link where I can look up for the information?
What about Swiss? Are there any chocolate events in Swiss?

August 20, 2006
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….the ‘annual world chocolate awards’ cannot be seriously considered as the most prestigious…certainly not yet anyway. I realise that the founders of this site are heavily involved in the above mentioned but there are a host of international events which are much more prestigious…certainly at a professional level.

August 20, 2006
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….the ‘annual world chocolate awards’ cannot be seriously considered as the most prestigious…certainly not yet anyway.
… but there are a host of international events which are much more prestigious…certainly at a professional level.


You might be right so please give us a list of more prestigious international events.

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August 20, 2006
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I can’t argue with confiseur … still early days for the Academy of Chocolate, and for the UK as far as fine chocolate goes.

Martin Christy
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August 25, 2006
6:10 pm
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….thank you Martin, my already high estimation of you has gone up a notch….

To be honest probably the most prestigious event at present solely concerned with chocolate is ‘The World Chocolate Masters’ event organised and sponsored by the much loved Callebaut company…. http://www.worldchocolatemasters.com
This is however geared to the serious practicing professional chocolate craftsman and is probably not so valid for career-changers or the enthusiastic amateur.
The other major chocolate companys also sponsor and organise a myriad of awards but they again are concerned mainly with top Patissiers/Confectioners/Chocolatier for whome chocolate, though very important is ‘only’ one discipline.