The USA Chocolate Masters will take place January 11-12, 2013 at the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Chicago, IL. This competition is open to anyone who is working in the following sectors: pastry-making and confectionery, restaurants and catering, and professional culinary training, with the exception of members of the Barry Callebaut Ambassador Club and Barry Callebaut employees.
Contestants must have been born before 1st January 1992 and have worked / resided in the USA for a minimum of the last 5 years
The theme of the competition is 'The Architecture of Taste' and this will need to be reflected in all creations. Contestants will be required to produce the following in a 1-day 9 hour period: a large chocolate showpiece, a chocolate layered cake, a moulded praline/moulded bonbon and a gastronomic chocolate dessert. For the last assignment, each contestant will revisit a classic recipe that reflects his or her country’s tradition, which for the USA is a donut. Please refer to the rules for additional details.