World Chocolate Masters Jury Presidents Announced

World Chocolate Masters Jury Presidents Announced

Amaury Guichon, Kirtsten Tibballs, Yusuke Matsushita & Sachi Takagi and the World Chocolate Masters logo

The Jury Presidents for this year's World Chocolate Masters World Final have been announced! Amaury Guichon, Kirtsten Tibballs, Yusuke Matsushita & Sachi Takagi will be the jury presidents for the competition taking place this October at Salon du Chocolat in Paris.

Currently, the nomination and selection of the international jury is going at full speed. The names of the 18 chefs who will evaluate the creations of all finalists will be announced soon. With the complete jury line-up taking shape, we’re well on our way to one of the most exciting World Finals in the history of the World Chocolate Masters.


Amaury Guichon


The World Final ‘22 welcomes Amaury Guichon, the host of Netflix's School of Chocolate as head of the jury. With nearly 9 million followers on his Instagram channel, Amaury Guichon is probably the most-watched chocolatier cum pastry chef on this planet. 

His personal vision of creating trompe l’oeils of physical objects and figurative elements completely in chocolate conquered the world. His craftsmanship and skills have become a benchmark for chocolate creativity among many chefs. But also his take on patisserie – rooted in the French gastronomy – has become widely watched. All those elements pointed to Amaury Guichon as a young chef with a remarkable and complete vision to lead the jury for this edition of the World Chocolate Masters World Final.


Kirsten Tibballs


Since its start in 2005, the World Chocolate Masters has always given free rein to finalists to express their artistic and culinary talent with chocolate. Both disciplines need to be well presented in the jury evaluation.

For this edition’s World Final, Australian pastry chef and TV celebrity Kirsten Tibballs will become responsible for the fair judging of all creations where taste prevails as Head of the jury for Taste. With her many years of expertise in Savour School, and her talent to understand the essence, Kirsten will focus on coordinating the fair and honest judgment of all assignments linked to degustation by the 18-member jury.


Yusuke Matsushita & Sachi Takagi


Last, but definitely not least, Japanese chefs-duo Yusuke Matsushita and Sachi Takagi will side Guichon and Tibballs as Heads of jury, focusing on the artistic skills of the finalists. Their task: watch over the fair judgment of all jury members when it comes to evaluating the artistic skills of the 18 finalists. 

The World Chocolate Masters has solicited the Japanese chefs-duo for this role, for their incredible talent to create unique shapes and their own visual language. Their unrivaled attention to detail and perseverance in bringing artistry in patisserie and confectionery make them the dream duo to complete the Jury Heads team. It can be witnessed for instance in the products they create for RAU, their pastry shop in Kyoto Japan.


2022 World Chocolate Masters World Final Details

The World Chocolate Masters World Final ‘22 will be held at Salon Du Chocolat from October 29 to October 31 ‘22. The aim of the competition is to advance creative chocolate artisanship and showcase new talent. Eighteen countries will send their top talent to compete for the prestigious title of World Chocolate Master.

The 2022 World Final of the World Chocolate Masters will take place in:
Salon Du Chocolat 
Porte de Versailles, PARIS
29 OCT – 31 OCT 2022

The event will be livestreamed at

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