Charles Proust, the prestigious pastry and chocolate competition, organised by Relais Desserts and with the collaboration of Grand Marnier, celebrated another edition at Salon du Chocolat in Paris. The international competition was won by the pastry chef Tetsuya Onishi from Kobe’s pâtisserie Motomachi. He took away 2,500 euros in prize money as well as the trophy. The second and third places went to chef Takishima and Leroy respectively.
The competitors had to focus on the work of Salvador Dalí and develop their artistic and degustation pieces with key elements from his work in order to impress the judges. In this edition, the presidency of the jury fell to Jean-Paul Hévin, who was joined by other illustrious figures from France, such as Nicolas Boussin, Pit Oberweis, Frederic Cassel, Pascal Lac and the young Quentin Bailley among others. Tetsuya Onishi expressed his great satisfaction in winning this championship, which was one of the professional challenges that he had yet to overcome.