2018 Valrhona C³

2018 Valrhona C³
2018 Valrhona C³ International Finals

For the fourth year, StarChefs partnered with Valrhona to host the International Finals of the Valrhona C³ Pastry Competition on Monday, October 22. At this year's competition, eight internationally acclaimed pastry chefs raced against the clock to create plated desserts and pre-desserts featuring Valrhona's NYANGBO 68% single origin chocolate from Ghana, Africa.

Yusuke Aioki took home the first place prize, taking home an exclusive Valrhona trophy and €5,000 back to Indonesia. In second came Italy's Ettore Belligni, and the Press Prize went to Cyril Gaidella.

The Chocolate Chef Competition (aka C³) celebrates the professional pastry chef and honors the elaborate nature of the trade in all of its technical and creative aspects. 
2018 Competitors
Yusuke Aoki | Four Seasons Hotel Resort | Bali
Kanako Baba | Nobu at Atlantis the Palm | Dubai
Ettore Beligni | Restaurant The Fat Duck | Bray, England
Cyril Gaidella | CFA Mederic | Paris
Mina Pizarro | L'Appart | New York
Libertad Santiago | Dos Palillos | Barcelona
Paula Stakelum | Restaurant Ashford Castle | Mayo, Ireland
Weilu Wang | La Patisserie Prince Philosopher | Stockholm
2018 Jury
Antonio Bachour | Bachour Miami
Christina Bowerman | Glass Hostaria
Ramón Freixa | Ramón Freixa
Claire Heitzler | Ladurée
Tom Hemenka | Pastry Elite
Daniel Mongraw | Restaurant Toque
Nick Muncy | Toothache Magazine
Santiago Corral | So Good Magazine
Sébastien Serveau | Sébastien Serveau Paris
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 2018 Valrhona C³ International Finals on the second day of the 13th Annual International Chefs Congress. To register for the one-day pastry pass, please use the registration code: C32018