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. 

 
2017 North American Candidates 
 
Curtis Cameron | Acacia House by Chris Cosentino | St. Helena, CA
Giane Cavaliere | Volt Restaurant | Frederick, MD
Christian Lai Chun | Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts | Vancouver, Canada
Thao Nguyen | Grey Eagle Casino & Resort | Calgary, Canada
Mina Pizarro | L'Appart | New York, NY
Yam Lok Hin | Madera at The Rosewood Sandhill Hotel | Menlo Park, CA
 
2017 North American Alternates
 
Stephanie Duong | Roselle Desserts | Toronto, Canada
Christina Mercado | Newport, RI
Jordan Neal | Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village | Thousand Oaks, CA
 
Tasting & Press Jury
 
Pierre Hermé | Pierre Hermé | Paris, France
Belinda Leong | b.patisserie | San Francisco, CA
Tom Hemerka | Pastry Elite
Ghaya Oliveira | Daniel | New York, NY
Johnny Iuzzini | Sugar Fueled, Inc. | New York, NY
Kelly Fields | Willa Jean | New Orleans, LA
Daniel Mongraw | Toqué | Montreal, Canada
Nick Muncy | Tooth-Ache Magazine
Lisa Shames | So Good Magazine
Adam Thomas | The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, CO
William Werner | Craftsman & Wolves | San Francisco, CA
 
Do you want to attend the Valrhona C³?
 
One-Day Pastry Pass: $99
Pastry Professionals can purchase a $99 one-day pass to attend the 2017 Valrhona C³ North American Selections competition and the second day of the 12th Annual International Chefs Congress. 
 
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