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2019 chocolate trends for restaurants

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7 chocolate trends for restaurants

By Patrick McGuigan

Raise your chocolate game in 2019 with these trends, including pour-and-melt puds and s'mores.

María Fernanda Di Giacobbe Basque World Culinary Prize chocolate

María Fernanda Di Giacobbe on the power of chocolate

Winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2016, María Fernanda Di Giacobbe, works to empower disadvantaged women in Venezuela through chocolate production. As the 2017 prize approaches its deadline for nominations, we caught up with her to understand...

Breaking the mould: The 6 top chocolate trends for 2017

Breaking the mould: The 6 top chocolate trends for 2017

By Hannah Thompson

From the impact of social media and the importance of giving customers the story behind the beans, to the rise of low-sugar and blond varieties, 2017 is shaping up to be an interesting year for chocolate

Rabot 1745's dishes will be light and contemporary, underpinned with subtle notes of cocoa

Hotel Chocolat brings cocoa restaurant to Borough Market

By Luke Nicholls

With National Chocolate Week taking place this week (14-20 October), renowned cocoa grower and chocolatier Hotel Chocolat has revealed details of a new, cocoa-based fine-dining restaurant opening in Borough Market next month.

Frank Haasnoot's winning creation

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The World Chocolate Masters 2011: The competition

The World Chocolate Masters is, by a considerable margin, the world’s most important competition for chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Organised for the fourth time by Cacao Barry, Callebaut and Carma, the competition sees 20 or so contestants work unaided...

Pastry chefs have until 1 March to enter the chocolate desert competition

ACF calls for entries to pastry competition

By Lorraine Heller

Professional and trainee pastry chefs are being invited to enter a chocolate desert competition, which organisers ACF hope will raise the game of the sector in the culinary world.

There's still more to see at The Restaurant Show this week

The Restaurant Show 2010 continues

By Becky Paskin

Day two of The Restaurant Show has been even bigger than the first, with the culmination of the World Chocolate Masters UK final, the Compass Junior and Senior Chef of the Year competitions and even more chef demonstrations

Ruth Hinks comes a close second to John Costello

M&S choc supplier wins World Chocolate Masters UK Finals

By Lorraine Heller

John Costello, innovation chef from Park Cakes in Bury, Manchester - which supplies Marks & Spencers - has been named the UK Chocolate Master 2010-11 after an “extremely close” competition held at the Restaurant Show yesterday and today

The first Cadbury Cocoa House will launch at Bluewater

First Cadbury Cocoa House planned

By Becky Paskin

Cadbury will launch its first branded café in the autumn at Bluewater ahead of plans for a national chain of up to 50 sites

The Chocolate Festival 2009

The Chocolate Festival 2009

By Becky Paskin

BigHospitality ventured out in the cold to The Chocolate Festival 2009 at London's Southbank Centre, to find out how chefs and restaurateurs could add a little sparkle to their Christmas menus with chocolate

Michel Cluizel's new chocolate catalogue includes three new couvertures

Michel Cluizel launches new chocolate catalogue

By Becky Paskin

Renowned chocolaterie Michel Cluizel has launched a new catalogue of chocolate products including three new couvertures, Confectioner’s Pralines, Gianduja, and rectangle-shaped Faconnables

Chocolate Week runs from  12 to 18 October

London's May Fair Hotel gets behind Chocolate Week

By Emma Eversham

The May Fair Hotel in London has been announced as venue partner for the sixth Chocolate Week and will be serving a six-course chocolate themed menu this Saturday to celebrate

Pix has been designed to reflect the gothic architecture of Barcelona

Pix pinxto bar opens in Notting Hill

By Becky Paskin

A late night Spanish pinxto bar inspired by those found in Barcelona has opened in London’s Notting Hill this week, on the former site of the Tea Palace

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