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Jérémy Monsel crowned North American Chocolate master, to compete in final in 2025

June 5, 2024
By Bakers Journal

World Finalist Jérémy Monsel describes his stand-out, award-winning creation: "The butterfly's flight" by : Powerful notes of dark chocolate distributed into two textures meet in a puzzle-inspired dessert. On a chocolate sablé and biscuit as base, an exotic compote of mango, banana, and passion meets a touch of lime zest. As the main chocolate of this creation, Cacao Barry's Tanzanie dark chocolate brings all the flavours together with its strong fruitiness and bitterness. Photo: Chocolate Academy, Cacao Barry/Barry-Callebaut

Jérémy Monsel has earned the title of North American Chocolate master after the competitive selection held in Montreal. Monsel will represent North America at the World Chocolate Master World Final to vie with chefs from around the world for the title of World Chocolate Master in 2025.

Jérémy Monsel, a 30-year-old chocolatier, harboured a passion for the craft from a young age. For six years, he honed his skills alongside Christophe Morel, evolving into the Lead Chocolatier at Christophe Morel Chocolatier in Montreal.

Describing himself as someone who plays with textures and explores new technology, Jeremy thrives on challenges, drawing strength from curiosity and a thirst for learning. His accolades include a second place in the World Chocolate Master National Selections 2021, Trophee Bruno Le Derff (2016) and Cabosse d’or (2015).

Jérémy Monsel is the World Finalist representing North America at the World Chocolate Masters. Photo: Chocolate Academy, Cacao Barry/Barry-Callebaut

Organizer Barry-Callebaut’s Montreal Chocolate Academy described Monsel’s achievement: “The chef scored the highest points in an intense and challenging competition that will stay with him for good. The theme “Play!” was executed through creations that showed the chef’s preference for the fragrant and fruity notes of Cacao Barry’s Mexique dark chocolate, which was used throughout all assignments. Along with his choice of chocolate, he offered exotic combinations that included multiple tropical fruits and even a vegetable!”

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Jury President Yvan Chevalier and the jury members joined in the celebration with the talented competitors of the National Selection.

The battle isn’t over yet. Jérémy will head back to the kitchen to practice and be prepared for the World Final, where he will seek out the ultimate recognition: being crowned the new World Chocolate Master.

For more information on the competitions, visit worldchocolatemasters.com.


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