Mariusz Buritta won third place in the 2010 Culinary World Cup
ONE OF THE INCARNATIONS OF THE GOD QUETZALCOATL
The showpiece presents one of the Quetzalcoatl's incarnations, the feathery snake. The snake symbolises the earth, and the feathers symbolise the wind. The gold coins and the fruits of the cocoa tree represent prosperity. One of Quetzalcoatl's gifts to the Aztecs was the ability to use the calendar, which I have shown in my showpiece. Techniques I used are poured chocolate, modelling chocolate, sculpturing, plastic chocolate, and coloured elements.