Valrhona C³ Chocolate Chef Competition No Am Semi-finalists announced


The North American Semi-Final will take place on October 28 (the congress takes place Oct 27-29, dates that clash with the Salon du Chocolat, in which Valrhona does not participate**, in Paris) at the StarChefs International Chefs Congress at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.**

The following competitors will have the opportunity to win a cash prize and go on to compete in the international finals in Singapore in 2020:

  • Eunji Lee || Jungsik (Harrison, NY)
  • Jim Hutchison || Restaurant at Winvian Farm (Morris, CT)
  • Desarae Bittle || The Greenbrier (Suphur Springs, WV)
  • Kevin Clemenceau || Pitchoun Bakery (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Weilu Wang || Eleven Madison Park (NYC, NY)
  • Takunori Hirayama || DUO Patisserie & Cafe (Thornhill, Ontario)

This panel of judges includes:

  • Pierre Herme | Pierre Herme
  • Belinda Leong | b.Patisserie
  • Lincoln Carson | Bon Temps
  • Ghaya Oliveira | Daniel
  • Mina Pizarro | L'Appart
  • Patrice Demers | Patrice Pâtissier
  • Kelly Fields | Willa Jean
  • Kamel Guechida | Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group

The competition will be Emceed by

  • Keegan Gerhard | D Bar (Denver, CO)

Click for more information and to purchase tickets.