From February 27 to March 3, five regional semi-finals have been held to continue selecting the candidates who will participate in the C3 Valrhona grand finale, which will take place on October 22 in New York.
The winners of these last five regional classifications are:
- Italy: Ettore Beligni
- Scandinavia: Weilu Wang (Sweden)
- Rest of Europe: Paula Stakelum (Ireland)
- Spain: Libertad Santiago
- Middle East: Kanako Baba (United Arab Emirates)
Candidates who are joining Mina Pizarro, winner of the North American qualifier. The next appointment will be on April 27, 28, and 29, when the Singapore semi-final will be held.