The panel featured Sylvain Bortolini, Executive Pastry Chef at the Bellagio Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas and the 2010 U.S. World Chocolate Master, as Jury President.
The other four members of the jury panel were:
• Lauren Haas, Callebaut Ambassador and Pastry Chef Instructor, Johnson & Wales University, R.I.
• Dimiti Fayard, Pastry Chef Instructor, French Pastry School, Chicago, Ill.
• Jérôme Landrieu, Director of the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy and Cacao Barry Technical Advisor, Chicago, Ill.
• Rocco Lugrine, Cacao Barry Ambassador and Pastry Chef Instructor, Art Institute of Philadelphia, Pa.