C3 competition

After the international success of the previous C3 and the triumphant victory of Swedish chef Frederik Borgskog, Valrhona is gearing up for a new edition of the ultra creative competition, with a exceptional jury that’s still being kept secret!

As always, this competition is open to restaurant professionals from all over the world, with 46 countries competing! This year, it is our Manjari chocolate that will have the place of honor in our selections– a chocolate straight from Madagascar! 

Step 1 : Recipe submission
(from July 3rd to October 31st)

Each candidate must present an original creative plated dessert recipe and molding chocolate bonbons on the theme: Manjari Grand Cru from Madagascar using the dark coating chocolate from rare cocoa beans from Madagascar : MANJARI 64% ».

This recipe must be made using standard kitchen equipment.

The chocolate must be the main ingredient, both visually and in relation to taste.


Step 2 : Regional Semi-finals

The candidates chosen during the entry dossier selection process will participate in a taste-based selection.
Those selected will go into the final phase of the competition. They will be informed of the exact date of the event when the results are announced.

Practical and technical information will be sent to the candidates selected during stage 1 in a timely manner to ensure the competition runs smoothly.


Step 3 : International final

The international final will take place in octobre 2018 in New York Brooklyn during the International Chefs Congress. The specific regulations for the final will be sent to each of the participants in june 2018 and will describe the organization of the competition and provide some practical information..

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