World Finals :
Awards and prizes
An artwork trophy for the "World Chocolate Master 2005"
Pol Deschepper from Belgium, has won the competition and the title of "World Chocolate Master 2005", a true disctinction in the world of chocolate. The trophy that he took home, is made by the Dutch sculpture maker Pieter Obels from Tilburg.
This work is one of a kind, hand made of Corsten steel and blue cupper. It symbolises the cocoa pod as the seed for delicious creations, that keeps on growing and eventually turns into a real artwork.
A prize package with a total value of € 75.000 was divided among the finalists.
1. The winner : Pol Deschepper (B)
Pol Deschepper earned the highest total score and won a prize package of over €20.000. This package comprises €7.000 in money, €12.000 in prizes, €1.700 travel package and an extensive media plan.
His package includes :
- an "à la carte" course at Lenôtre in Plaisir, Paris & travel expenses, offered by Barry Callebaut
- a chocolate course at a Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy & travel expenses
- a personalised design for a polycarbonate praline mould & 25 moulds, offered by Chocolate World, Antwerp, Belgium
- a cutter R2 & a Mixer Mini MP220W, offered by Robot Coupe
- a kitchen robot, offered by Kitchen Aid
- 1 purchase cheque of 250 euro for Prefamac equipment
- 1 gift set by PCB, inculding a personalised transfer set
- 2 official competition jackets, offered by Bragard
- a stay-over at Novotel St Quentin en Yvelines during the preparation period and competition, offered by Barry Callebaut
- a luxury dispenser with disposable piping bags
- an Air France flight to Paris and transport inside Paris, offered by Barry Callebaut
- 150 kg of fine Origine Chocolate by Barry Callebaut
- books by Pascal Brunstein, Philippe Bertrand and Philippe Marand and by Jean-Pierre Wybauw
- a magnum bottle of Pommery champagne
- an exclusive bottle of Grand Marnier, Cuvée Cent Cinquentenaire
- a Villeroy & Boch gift
2. Number 2 : Fabrizio Galla (It)
Fabrizio Galla, the second one in line wins a package of over €12.500, with €4.000 in money, €7.000 in prizes, €1.700 travel package and an extensive media plan.
His package includes :
a Villeroy & Boch gift
3. Number 3 : Kouichi Izumi (Jap)
Number three wins a package of €6.500, with a minimum of €2.000 in money, €2.500 in prizes and an extensive media plan.
The total prize package of €75.000 includes transport to Paris, catering and hotel accomodation for all finalists. The rest of the package will comprise money and professional equipment, offered by Barry Callebaut and the sponsors of the World Chocolate Masters 2005 competition.
Additional prizes for the winning creations !
There will also be separate awards for the winning creations like the best praline, chocolate pastry, gastronomic chocolate dessert, the small showpiece and the big artistic chocolate showpiece.
The Best Gastronomic Chocolate Dessert received a €500 gift from Villeroy & Boch. The winner can make his choice amongst the finest china this reputated brand has to offer.
Last but not least is the special Press Award, with a value of €500.