The Russian National selection for the 2012-2013 World Chocolate Masters (WCM) took place on February 5, 2013 in the demonstration and training center CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ (Chekhov city).
This was the 4th World Chocolate Masters National Selection
organized in Russia.
5 applicants were selected to participate in this competition:
Andrey Kanakin, Pastry Chef, restaurant “Djotto”
Vladimir Terentyev, Pastry Chef , “Kempinsky”
Alexander Schikarev, Head of the training center “Laboratory of taste”
Roman Chub, Pastry cook, “Banket Hall”
Denis Samulenkov, Pastry Chef, Chocolate factory “Bakery project”
All 5 contestants were judged by a panel of professional jury consisting of:
Alexander Seleznyov (President of the Jury), Pastry Chef
Loran Bourcier, Pastry Chef , pastry chain “Wolkonsky”, Academician of the French Cooking Academy
Guillaume Joly, Executive Chef in Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow, Best French Young Chef Award in 2001
Tamara Sharova, President of the Moscow Culinary Association
Lydia Kolesnikova, Vice-president of the Moscow Culinary Association
This 1-day contest is dedicated to the creative use of chocolate and theme of the competition is “The Architecture of Taste”, where each contestant created a chocolate showpiece, a moulded praline, a gastronomy plated dessert, chocolate layered cake and classic revisited recipe of the cake “Prague”. All participants had demonstrated their chocolate talent and creativity during this breath-taking competition for the jury panel to judge their work.
At the end of this thrilling contest, Vladimir Terentyev was crowned as Russian Chocolate Master 2013. Vladimir won entry ticket to the WCM Final October 2013 in Paris.