Today and tomorrow in Taipei, the World Chocolate Masters, organised by the 3 leading gourmet chocolate brands Callebaut®, Cacao Barry® and Carma®, will select the top two winners of the Asia Pacific Selection. Both will win a full travel package to compete in the World Finals which will be held in Paris between 28th and 30st October 2013. Barry Callebaut Services Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. has organised the competition in two segments: one for Japan and one for Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) region. As such, Japan World Chocolate Master 2012, Akihiro Kakimoto will also be one of the three contestants representing Asia Pacific at the World Finals.
This 2013 edition of World Chocolate Masters Asia Pacific Selection is organised by Barry Callebaut Services Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. in cooperation with Taipei Bakery Association (TBA) in conjunction with Taipei International Bakery Show (TIBS) at Taipei World Trade Centre. This is in fact the second regional selection where 6 chocolate talents are impressing the Jury panel with their showpieces, pralines and pastries. Each has been asked to complete their chocolate creations in 7 hours. All six contestants are judged by a professional jury consisting of the Technical Advisor – Jean Marc Bernelin (Barry Callebaut Services Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd & Jury President), Allan Su (Technical Lecturer, National Pingtung University of Science & Technology), Yoshiaki Uezaki (2nd place of WCM Final 2011), Seung Yun Lee (4th place of WCM Final 2011) and Jean-Marc Scribante (Technical Advisor Nichifutsu Shojibco., Ltd).