2018 World Chocolate Masters Finals. Our Favourite Pictures.
A QUEST FOR TOMORROW’S CHOCOLATE FLAVOURS
Swiss Chocolate Master Elias Läderach has won the prestigious title of 2018 World Chocolate Master. The jury praised him for his lightning-fast technique, perfectionist attitude and flawless execution.
More than ever, this 7th edition will focus on innovation and creativity, since the world of gastronomy changes at an incredible pace. This edition’s theme ‘Futropolis’ challenges all finalists to think about the future of chocolate gastronomy.
More specific, how the cities of the future will influence the way we live, consume, make choices… and enjoy chocolate.
The jury specifically will be a search for excitingly innovative taste combinations with chocolate, forward-thinking patisserie concepts and a design language that will define tomorrow’s commercial patisserie and chocolaterie presentations. Yet it will also be looking for concepts that reduce our ecological footprint, bring healthier food to the table and give new impulses to local traditions. Changing consumer preferences, trends and new technology will be at the heart of the creative challenges, showcased by the finalists. www.worldchocolatemasters.com
Eun-Hye Kim from Korea working on her Showpiece during the WCM finals
The last 5 winners of the World Chocolate Masters. 2018-Elías Läderach, 2015-Vincent Vallée, 2013 Davide Comaschi, 2011-Frank Haasnoot and 2007-Naomi Mizuno.
Elias Läderach from Switzerland, during the World Chocolate Masters 2018 prize giving a few minutes before knowing that he was going to be the new winner of the world final.
Elias Läderach from Switzerland, working on his moulded bombon.