Competition info – Canadian Chocolatier Competition 2019

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Canadian Chocolatier Competition, 2019

Location: Toronto, Canada
Judging dates: September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019
Eligible countries: Canada


The 2019 Canadian Chocolatier competition takes place again in Toronto, Ontario and will again be hosted at George Brown College with The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

The Canadian Chocolatier Competition celebrates the craft of chocolatiers and chocolate companies who create filled chocolates, truffles, ganaches, caramels, fondants, enrobed fruits and nuts and spreads made from chocolate couverture or from their own bean-to-bar chocolate. The competition also includes flavoured chocolate bars made from chocolate couverture.

Winners will be announced at the end of the competition and will qualify for the World Final in Florence, Italy, on 7 – 12 October 2019.


This competition is open to all companies with their main base or head office in Canada, for all filled chocolates and spreads made from couverture or bean-to-bar chocolate, and for flavoured bars made from couverture. All bean-to-bar dark, milk, white plain/origin and flavoured bars were judged for 2019 at the Americas Bean-to-Bar and Chocolatier Competition in New York, on 27 May – 3 June.

NOTE: If you submitted plain/origin or flavoured bean-to-bar entries to the Americas competition, you will not be charged an admission fee for the Canadian competition.

This is a Chocolatier competition for all categories EXCEPT for Plain/origin and Flavoured dark, milk and white bars made by Bean-to-Bar chocolate makers. These products are judged at the regional Bean-to-Bar competition, held in: United States.

The admission fee for this competition is CAD $85 and the fee for each entry is CAD $60. Prices will be converted into local currency by your credit card company, if required.

Competition status

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Address for samples

International Chocolate Awards
C/O Jennifer Lakhan-D’Souza
George Brown College
300 Adelaide Street E
P.O. Box. 1015, Station B
Toronto, ON
M5T 2T9

International Chocolate Awards
C/O Jennifer Lakhan-D’Souza
16 Old Cleeve Cres.
Brampton, ON
L7A 0T5


To ensure your samples are in the best condition for the competition, please do not send for delivery before the samples opening date. For fresh products such as ganaches, you are advised to send in the last week before the closing date.

  • Open to receive samples:
    – August 24, 2019
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – September 14, 2019
  • Online closing date:
    – September 13, 2019
Sample quantities

To ensure that we have enough products go through our Selection, Main and Grand Jury judging rounds, please send the following quantities of EACH product you enter:

  • Bars: 400g (14 ounces) total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 40 pieces
  • Spreads: 1 jar (min 300 grams/10 ounces)