The World Chocolate Masters (WCM)
World Chocolate Masters 2018
My Journey with “Barry Johnson” and competitions goes back along way having Barry on the UK Pastry Team for the European Pastry Cup 2014 and winning, to competing at the World Pastry Cup in 2015 and ranking 6th in the World at that time another milestone for the UK.
Having both entering the UK selection for the world chocolate masters in 2017 Barry was chosen to represent the UK at the world final & I was awarded best showpiece.
Differences aside from our last battle and on professional level I was happy that Barry contacted me for support with his ideas & had asked me to coach him? He has been a good friend to me and helped a lot with the UK Team in the past so it only seemed natural to agree.
Short but very intensive, training and development plan with other members of the Barry support team followed. Barry went on to rank in the top 10 of World Chocolate Masters followed by a final world ranking of 8th Place and the end of the competition with best travel cake.
This was another amazing result, for Barry and the UK Pastry & Chocolate industry.
World Chocolate Masters 2013
My Journey with “The World Chocolate Masters” Started in 2013 when I was asked to support
Ruth Hinks, after she had won & qualified at the UK & Ireland Selection in London.
This was a crazy journey of almost 6 months coaching Ruth until she was able to become 5th in the World at the WCM Paris in 2013 the highest ever ranking for the UK at the WCM Final.
An amazing result for Ruth Hinks and the UK Pastry & Chocolate Industry and it’s why I take a lot of pride in my coaching and training.
UK Junior Chocolate Masters
Since its creation I have been supporting the “UK Junior Chocolate Masters” with Beverley Dunkley and Julie Sharp roles of official photographer, judging sweeping floors & organising, Technical support and a special master class each year for all the candidates, to allow them to develop new skills and a better understanding of showpieces for the competition at The UK Chocolate Academy.
Candidate : Barry Johnson – Ranked in 8 position World chocolate Masters Paris 2018
Candidate : Ruth Hinks – Ranked in 5 position World chocolate Masters Paris 2013
Skills: Mentor & Coach – for all creative designs and showpieces for the competition from design to production & mould creation