Meet the Contestants

1st place

Frank Haasnoot


Crowned World Chocolate Masters of 2011!

Frank Haasnoot crowned World Chocolate Masters 2011 also won the award for the best showpiece and dessert. His showpiece named "Warrior", entirely sculpted out of chocolate shows an Aztec warrior in the quest of cacao in the jungle. This breathtaking showpiece entirely created during the competition, is perfectly balanced, a great achievement that only the best chocolatiers can achieve. His winning dessert named, "Xococo", contained the most delicated flavours with a remarkable blend and taste of long lived Aztec ingredients; coconut, passionate fruit, manago and of course chocolate!

Learn more about Frank Haasnoot...

After Frank Haasnoot graduated from ‘Specialism in Pastry Arts’ in Amsterdam, he started his career in 2001 as a pastry chef at La Tulipe Desserts in New York. He previously worked at several pastry shops, restaurants and hotels. Since 2006 he is a member of ‘The Dutch Pastry Team’ and in 2007 he won the Dutch Chocolate Masters for the first time and represented the Netherlands at the World Chocolate Masters in Paris where he gained fourth place. Frank Haasnoot currently works as an Executive Pastry Chef at Dobla.


2000 - 2001 ROC Amsterdam specialism in Pastry Arts
1998 - 2000 ROC Leiden school of Pastry Arts
1994 - 1998 Teylingen college Pastry Arts

Internships, courses
Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin Internship Ice cream
Creme de la Crème Internship pastry
Koos Gijzenij Sugar arts
World Pastry Forum Pastry course
Vahlrona Chocolate course
Restaurant le Cirque * Internship
Restaurant De Librije *** Internship

1st place ROC wedding cakes
2nd place pre-selection Golden Whisk
1st place Golden Whisk
1st place Dutch Pastry Award
1st place Dutch Chocolate Masters
4th place World Chocolate Masters

May 2010 - present: Dobla - Executive pastry chef
May 2005 - May 2010: Creme de la Creme - Chef development/tailormade, Chef pastry
May 2003 - May 2005: Patisserie Jarreau - Pastry chef
Jan 2002 - May 2003: Hotel des Indes - Pastry chef
Sept 2001 - Dec 2002: La Tulipe Desserts, New York - Pastry chef
June 1999 - June 2001: Patisserie George Vis - Pastry student
July 1997 - July1999: Patisserie Kallenberg - Pastry student
August 1995 - July 1997: Restaurant de Brittenburg - Pastry student

Reserve member Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie team
Member of the Dutch Pastry Team