Everyone at Rococo Chocolates is delighted for Samantha Rain who last night was crowned UK Junior Chocolate Master 2014.
Samantha has been working at Rococo Chocolates since 2013 under the expert guidance of Barry Johnson, their principal chocolatier.
The competition had three parts: 4 portions of a chocolate plated dessert
30 to 60 moulded chocolates
Showpiece measuring a minimum of 50cm
The competition theme was “Inspiration from Nature” and was open to pastry chefs and chocolatiers under 24 years of age.
Samantha’s prize included a course of her choice at the academy, the winner’s trophy, chocolate moulds and equipment.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and am over the moon at what I have achieved. I have learnt a great deal and can’t wait to see what the future holds.” Samantha said.
“We are all extremely proud of Samantha and the hard work and dedication she has put into the competition. It has been a pleasure to mentor her,” remarked Barry.
Barry Johnson was the UK pastry champion in 2013 and then went on to captain the UK team who won the European semi-final of the Coupe du Monde in January. They will now compete at the World Final in Lyon in January 2015.
It is fantastic for Rococo to have such a talented team!