Last night I attended the Chocolate Challenge 2012 Finale where the Top 6 entries recipes were prepared by Peter Fong and his team at Ganache Patisserie. There were 80 entrants narrowed down to 6 finalists and none were professional chefs.
The Judges were Chefs Rob Feenie, Thomas Haas and Greg Hook who declared Lauren Arsenault as the Grand Prize Winner of the best chocolate recipe of 2012. In 2nd place was Chitoe Okamato and in 3rd place was Susan Wiebe.
The Grand Finale charity event was a gastronomic evening filled with food, wine and chocolate. Hosted by Jill Krop of Global TV.
The 6 finalists who presented their creations were:
Chocolate Rooibos Mousse by Lauren Arsenault (1st place)
Velvety Chocolate by Chitoe Okamato (2nd place)
Chocolate Pear Torte by Susan Wiebe (3rd place)
Chili Lime Tango Truffles by Marni Johnson
Chocolate Raspberry Pecan Torte by Gary Monk
Chocolate Mousse Yule Log by Jane Bailey
Gourmet Warehouse was the gracious host of the evening event and all profits from the Chocolate Challenge 2012 were donated to the Strathcona Back-Pack Program.
By: Richard Wolak