Swiss Chocolate Masters
Swiss Chocolate Masters Preselection: a tough call for the Jury
„I’ve already seen some very promising pieces!”, said Fabian Sänger, the current Swiss Chocolate Masters (SCM), when walking through the Chocolate Academy in Zurich two hours after the Swiss Chocolate Masters Preselection 2010 started yesterday morning. There, twelve candidates lined up to become a member of a group of six who will be entitled to participate at the SCM 2011 which will take place at the FBK (Schweizer Fachmesse für das Bäcker-, Konditoren- und Confiseur-Gewerbe) in January 2011 – and, maybe, to become the new Swiss Chocolate Masters and travel to Paris in October 2011 for the World Chocolate Masters.
According to the strict rules and guidelines of the event, the six Jury members assessed from each participant a praline, a coated praline, a cake, a dessert and a showpiece by rating it against a scale from 1 to the maximum of 20 points.
When announcing those who will be part of the group to go to Berne early 2011, Urs Steinemann, the Jury President, highlighted the fact that identifying the best six participants of this year’s preselection event was not an easy task. The Jury was positively surprised of the very advanced level of the whole event, much higher than in the previous years.
At the end of the ceremony, Stefan Romang, the president of the Swiss Bakers Association (Verband der Schweizer Confiseure) thanked Barry Callebaut for its valuable support of the baker profession; for this, the SCM event plays a very important and central role.
Below you find the list of the selected six craftsmen who can participate at the SCM event at the FBK in Berne in January 2011 – Congratulations to all of them! Already now, we are very eager to know who will be the winner next January in Berne.
1 Claudia Schmid - Confiserie Sprüngli Zurich
2 Pilar Riccardi - Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues Geneva
3 Guillaume Charlet - Pâtisserie Confiserie St François Geneva
4 Samuel Romagné - Cartier Marc Andre Gaillard
5 Mario Inderschmitten - Restaurant Staldbach Visp
6 Pascal Inauen - Hotel Hof Weissbad Weissbad