The elephant from Chef Lluc's window display
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After three days of intense competition, Lluc Crusellas of Spain won out over 17 other competitors to become 2022's World Chocolate Master. He was joined on stage by Antoine Carreric (France, 2nd place) and Nicolas Niklakopoulous (Greece, 3rd), with scores of 434, 405, and 404, respectively.

Chef Lluc was also honored by those watching the competition and voting from home. His shop window was voted a favorite by competition viewers. 

The passion and dedication exhibited by all of the competitors were inspiring.  Italy's Ann Gerasi's focus and spirit really stood out, and she received a standing ovation from the crowd during the final score presentation. 

A huge thanks to all of the chefs involved in the competition!

Check out some scenes from the competition

You can see highlights from the competition or even re-watch the days' events in full on the World Chocolate Masters website

  • YUSUKE MATSUSHITA & SACHI TAKAGI, HEADS OF THE JURY FOR ARTISTIC SKILLS
    Yusuke Matsushita and Sachi Takagi, heads of jury for Artistic Skill
  • Igor Zaritskyi filling bonbons
    Igor Zaritskyi filling bonbons
  • A chef's hand scraping a stencil to make delicate chocolate decor
    Making the absolute thinnest chocolate decor
  • Ann Gerasi smiles while she works
    Ann Gerasi flashing a smile while under pressure
  • Chocolate Academy™ chefs and jury members observing a competitor's work
    Chocolate Academy™ chefs and jury members observing a competitor's work
  • A chef's hands dipping a tool into a pan of dry ice
    The competitors demonstrated many innovative techniques
  • Dilip Kumara at his work station
    Dilip Kumara at his workstation
  • The chefs run out to get started for the day, Eero Paulamäki and Christophe Rull in front
    The chefs run out to get started for the day, Eero Paulamäki and Christophe Rull in front
  • A photo of the contestants' bonbon submissions
    The contestants' bonbon submissions
  • Looking out over the crowd and contestants
    The focus and energy of the contestants was felt by the crowd