For the second time, Ryan Stevenson won the Belgian selection for the World Chocolate Masters.
Ryan Stevenson and Julie Vanborm won the “Public award”.
Ryan Stevenson is the new “Belgian Chocolate Master 2010 /
2011”. He will defend his country during the “World Chocolate
Masters 2011” world finals in Paris.
Concentration, precision and experience have been the keys to his success during this fourth edition of the Belgian Chocolate Masters.
The first place (76%) was given to Ryan Stevenson who won thanks to his chocolate showpiece: ‘The Come Back’, his moulded praline: ‘A bit of shunshine’, his coated pralines: ‘Heart of Love’, his entremets: ‘Tonatiuh’ The god-warrior’ and his plated dessert : ‘The Discovery’.
Second place went to Philippe Lafont (72%) and third place to Nicolas Arnaud (68%). Julie Vanborm (66%), the first ever female participant and the youngest in the competition also made quite an impression. She won the “Public award” together with Ryan Stevenson. The four contestants have performed impressively, given the very limited time available. Their high quality creations have emerged through the combination of creativity and craftsmanship of these exceptional candidates.
The competition has been organized by Callebaut, Cacao Barry and
Carma, the Gourmet brands of Barry Callebaut, and with the support
of Irinox, Selmi, Prefamac, Miwe, KitchenAid and Villeroy &
The Belgian competition was also sponsored by Renault Garage Van Damme Tiense Suiker, Distrigas, Robot-Coupe, Cointreau, Chocolate World, IBC and Berlin.
Ryan Stevenson has received a 15,000 € prize package, including a full year leasing of a Renault Kangoo car, exclusively designed in the World Chocolate Masters colours.