2017 Valrhona C³

2017 Valrhona C³

After two years of successful and incredible competitions with the 2015 North American selections and the 2016 International Final, Valrhona and StarChefs are thrilled to partner again this year and host the 2017 Valrhona C³ North American Selections at the 12th Annual International Chefs Congress on October 23, 2017.

Since 2008, Valrhona has organized the Chocolate Chef Competition (aka C³) to celebrate professional pastry chefs and honor the elaborate nature of the trade in all of its technical and creative aspects, with a focus on chocolate. By gathering a community of pastry chefs, who are driven by a desire to showcase the quality and creativity of their work, Valrhona highlights the profession and gives attendees the opportunity to discuss trends, salient events, techniques and market developments. 

Application Process

Applications  have to be submitted to c3@valrhona.com no later than June 30, 2017 (11:59PM EST)

The 2017 C³ is open to all restaurant professionals over the age of 21 whose business is operating inside the United States or Canada, providing them with a unique opportunity to show off their talent and extertise.

Each applicant must complete and submit the first three documents:


Each submission must present an original and creative plated dessert recipe and a petit four recipe. The plated dessert must be based on the theme, "ORIADO 60% - Peru & The Dominican Republic", using Valrhona Organic and Fairtrade Certified Grand Cru ORIADO 60%.

The petit four must be based on the theme, "WAINA 35%", using Valrhona Organic and Fairtrade Certified Gourmet Creation WAINA 35%.

The selected candidates for the live competition at ICC will be announced on Valrhona's website on July 31, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Valrhona at c3@valrhona.com