It was announced today that Barry Johnson, who was crowned UK Pastry Open Champion last week, will be leading UK Pastry Team which will compete at the European Pastry Cup in Geneva in 2014, 26th of January, and will be aiming to qualify for the final of the Coupe du Monde De la Patisserie in Lyon in 2015. The UK team will need to be in the top 3 in Geneva to qualify for the World final in Lyons in 2015
“Everyone at Rococo are delighted for Barry and we wish him and his team all the best” said Chantal Coady founder and owner of Rococo Chocolates, who was present at the event when the announcement was made.
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Barry perfected his trade at The Dorchester Collections, Coworth Park, a 5 star hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant where he was chocolatier. He was also Head Pastry chef at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel and earlier in his career worked for Raymond Blanc and Harrods. He has been Rococo’s principal Chocolatier since January 2012.
Barry received highest marks from the judges in the best tasting pastry category which helped him to obtain the overall winning score. He was one of the seven finalists battling it out for the 2013 UK Pastry Open in London on the 7th of October, Title and a place on the UK Pastry Team which will compete at the European Pastry Cup next year and will be aiming to qualify for the final of the Coupe du Monde De la Patisserie in Lyon in 2015.