Pastry Chef

Frank Haasnoot’s winning creation was entitled 'the warrior of darkness is in search for cocoa in the mysteries of the jungle'

Dobla chef crowned World Chocolate Master 2011

By Luke Nicholls

Frank Haasnoot, executive pastry chef at chocolate decorations manufacturer Dobla, has been named World Chocolate Master 2011 at the Salon du Chocolat Professionnel in Paris.

Claire Lara beat John Calton and David Coulson to the 2010 Masterchef title

After hours with… Claire Lara

By Becky Paskin

Claire Lara, the 30-year old winner of Masterchef: The Professionals 2010 found out she was pregnant during filming of the show, but is adamant that having a baby will not hamper her chances of one day opening her own Le Manoir-style restaurant.

Claire Clark hopes to open her own restaurant next spring

Pearls of Wisdom: Claire Clark

By Becky Paskin

The former pastry chef at Napa Valley’s The French Laundry has been running a pop-up patisserie at Harvey Nichols in London, and has hopes of opening her own dessert-focused restaurant concept in Mayfair next year

This year's competition featureda citrus theme

Roussillon Dessert Trophy UK finalists named

By Rachel Johnson

Four finalists have been named for the UK leg of the Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy 2010, the dessert and Roussillon Vin Doux Naturel (VDN) wine pairing competition

Compass announce Senior Chef of the Year

Compass announce Senior Chef of the Year

By Becky Paskin

Denis Mwakalua was this afternoon announced as the Compass Group Chef of the Year after a live cook-off at the Restaurant Show in London