Pastry chef to race in chocolate mastery

Pastry chef to race in chocolate mastery

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Pastry chef to race in chocolate mastery

Muhammed Özdemir, Divan pastry chef, prepares gastronmic desserts at- World Chocalte Masters competetion’s Southeeastern European division. Company photo

The Turkish pastry chef who has won the World Chocolate Masters pre-selections is looking to represent Southeastern Europe during the international final in Paris.

Turkish chef Yiğit Zeyneloğlu, who works as a chef at his family business in the southern Turkish city of Adana, showcased his skills in different kinds of chocolates and gastronomic desserts, topping the contestants from Turkey, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

Now Zeyneloğlu is preparing to compete among the 18 contestants who made it to the finals after beating their rivals at the national competitions.

During the final in Paris each contestant will need to produce six innovative and delicious creations solely made of chocolate and reflecting this year’s chosen theme, “The Architecture of Taste.”

The World Chocolate Masters is the only competition in the world solely dedicated to the creative use of chocolate and the winner earns the right to use the title “World’s Chocolate Master” until the next competition.

During the Southeastern Europe pre-selections, another Turkish chef, Divan’s cake chef Muhammed Özdemir, won the “Show Chocolate” category.