Record number of gold awards for chocolate makers from across world

Record number of gold awards for chocolate makers from across world

The Academy of Chocolate has today announced the final results of its annual competition – awarding a record number of gold accreditations to chocolate makers from across the globe.   With Covid-19 enforced restrictions delaying the judging, virtual and in-person tastings have been conducted by leading names in the chocolate sector over the course of the last eight weeks.    The 47 ‘gold’ …

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INTERVIEW: Åkesson’s journey to success

INTERVIEW: Åkesson’s journey to success

As the son of a Swedish diplomat, Bertil Åkesson spent much of his childhood travelling the world. It was through his travels across Africa that he first fell in love with chocolate. In 2015, Bertil was the winner of the Golden Bean award for his ‘Åkesson’s Madagascar 75%, Bejofo Estate’. We spoke to him to …

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Michel Roux OBE – a true hospitality hero.

Michel Roux OBE – a true hospitality hero.

We, at the Academy of Chocolate, are all deeply saddened by the loss of our Patron Michel Roux OBE. Michel was not only one of our most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs and authors, he was also one of France and Britain’s greatest patissiers and chocolatiers. His unique approach to hospitality, not only changed the way we …

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