Valrhona C³ Pastry Competition

2017 North American Selections

October 23, 2017



Since 2008, Valrhona has organized the Chocolate Chef Competition (C³) to celebrate professional Pastry Chefs and honor the elaborate nature of the trade in all of its technical and creative aspects, with a focus on chocolate.

By gathering a community of Pastry Chefs, who are driven by a desire to showcase the quality and creativity of their work, Valrhona highlights the profession and gives attendees the opportunity to discuss trends, techniques and market developments.

After two years of successful and incredible competitions with the 2015 North American selections and the 2016 International Final, Valrhona and StarChefs are thrilled to partner again this year and host the 2017 Valrhona C³ North American Selections at the 12th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress on October 23, 2017.

  •  Applications open May 1, 2017 and have to be submitted at no later than June 30, 2017 (11:59 PM EST). The 2017 C³ competition is open to all restaurant professionals over the age of 21 years whose business is operating inside the United States or Canada, providing them with a unique opportunity to show off their talent and expertise.
  • Each applicant must complete and submit three documents, the C3 application Form, Exhibit A and Exhibit B, all available to download below.
  • Each submission must present an original and creative plated dessert recipe and a petit four recipe. The plated dessert must be based on the theme: “ORIADO 60% - Peru and the Dominican Republic”, using Valrhona Organic and Fairtrade Certified Grand Cru ORIADO 60%. The petit four must be based on the theme “WAINA 35%”, using Valrhona Organic and Fairtrade Certified Gourmet Creation WAINA 35%

The selected candidates for the Live Competition at the ICC will be announced on this website on July 31, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact us at .
We truly look forward to your application and wish all participants good luck!

Please download below all the documents:

Valrhona C3 2017 Application Form
Valrhona C3 2017 Exhibit A
Valrhona C3 2017 Exhibit B
Valrhona C3 2017 Rules

Click here to learn more about StarChefs ICC and attend the show.

To learn more about the previous C3 Pastry Competitions, click here.


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