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UK chocolate masters @ restaurant show
September 19, 2006
10:38 pm
sebnath
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I witnessed the UK chocolate masters at the restaurant show (London, Olympia) yesterday. Courageous and exciting event with a photo finish for Mark Tilling (Wow does this guy wake up the chocolate world!........and he's a real positive character).He represents the UK against the world in 2008 in Paris. Lets all support Mark and congrat the other 3 competitors who gave everything they had!

........In my opinion a first class competition with professional organization and judging.

Anybody else attend and have comments??

September 19, 2006
10:42 pm
Masur
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[url]http://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/[/url]

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

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
September 19, 2006
10:50 pm
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Thanx for the attachment Masur. Were you there yesterday?
I will also say that what I always preferred; and this is personal choice.......... is the surprise factor!
Having a "mystery Box" in the competition is always a correct way to separate a robotic, systematic approach as opposed to the "knowledgeable craftsman with creativity and skill".

September 20, 2006
6:59 pm
aguynamedrobert
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Hey Everybody,
Does anyone know how the USA represenative is selected for the World Chocolate Masters competition?

-Robert Noel
http://www.chocolateguild.com

Robert

Some Chocolate Guy http://www.chocolateguild.com
September 20, 2006
8:34 pm
confiseur
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....a fantasticly well organised event by the much maligned Callebaut company...oh, and the judging was out in the open in the view of the public with the final marks scrutinised by an independent adjudicator ensuring no bizarre 'political'decisions made behind closed doors as so often happens at such events.
I am sure Sebnath will agree that the right man won and with the right training and much practce will ensure the UK is in with every chance of a top-six placing in the worlld final in 2008.

September 21, 2006
1:23 am
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Absolutely.
On this day; the right man won.Mark Tilling laid everything on the table. The guy broke down in tears at the end from the release of stress, excitement and honour to represent his country in 2008.
And although other popular chocolate manufacturers gain the "grand cru" quality label I will say Barry Callebeaut has shown an investment in £=pounds towards the development of top UK chocolatiers of the future. As a chocolatier I would offer Mark Tilling 100% support as he prepares to face the rest of the world in 2008.

Anybody else out there think I'm right???Wrong??

September 21, 2006
1:31 am
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To: aguynamedrobert

Hey Robert,

Not sure how it works on that side of the pond with this championship.
I will ask around and forward an answer in the comming days.

Sebnath

September 21, 2006
5:20 am
Masur
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World Chocolate Masters website:
[url]http://www.worldchocolatemasters.com/en/[/url]

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

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
September 22, 2006
9:03 pm
confiseur
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Sebnath..
I can only confirm your posting...Some companys talk-the-talk about how they wish to educate and develop public interest in fine chocolate in the UK but however they never seem to show any interest in sponsoring or developing young talent. The bottom line as in any other line of business seems to the only factor...
Well done to Callebaut for their vision and generosity.

September 22, 2006
11:20 pm
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Thanks Masur for your web search and Confisuer for your reality check.

FYI:
As a wise and modest chocolate master spoke recently;
"As an independent chocolatier ....I have not sold my soul to any chocolate manufacturing company."

HOW TRUE!

Point is you have different couvertures for different applications.

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