Laurent Couchaux, Head Chocolatier at Rococo Chocolates, voted Chocolatier of the Year « Gertsen PR

The Academy of Chocolate Awards ceremony for 2011 took place last night at Fortnum & Mason and Rococo Chocolates are proud to announce that  Laurent Couchaux was voted Chocolatier of the Year, sharing the coveted award with 2 other UK chocolatiers, William Curly and Keith Hurdman of Thorntons.

Prof du Choc Laurent Couchaux has been at Rococo Chocolates for almost 3 years now and has had great success with his superb couture ganaches. This year The Academy of Chocolate awarded them 5 golds (2 Best in Category) medals, as well as several silvers and a bronze… The flavours, as always intriguing, were:

  • Grenada Single Origin plain dark truffle – Gold & best in category
  • Grenada with Islay Malt Whisky flavoured truffle– Gold & best in category
  • ‘Tendance Rouge’ Red Berry Fruit – Gold. This is also won a special award from Quinta do Noval Port
  • Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Artisan Bar – Gold
  • Rococo Cat That Got The Cream Ganache Box – Gold for packaging design

Chantal Coady who founded Rococo Chocolates in 1983 had this to say:

” We were absolutely thrilled for Laurent’s talent to be recognised with the “Best Chocolatier” award. He has spent the last 2 and a half years developing our Rococo Couture Range of ganaches. This range is wonderfully versatile, using very small batches, fresh ingredients, and no preservatives – so they need to be eaten very quickly. The flavours change seasonally as well as having a core collection of firm favourites year around. And we were particularly delighted that the chocolates made using our Grococo Grenada chocolate were best in category, and that the Grenada Chocolate Co 82% bar also won the silver.”

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