Competition info – Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Competition 2020

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Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Competition, 2020

Location: Florence, Italy
Judging dates: March 12, 2020 – March 16, 2020
Eligible countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

The Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Competition brings together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the wider influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean Sea. This competition celebrates the craft of chocolatiers and chocolate companies who create filled chocolates, truffles, ganaches, pralines, 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.

Now open to restaurants, hotels and chefs

From 2020 our Chocolatier Competitions are open to hospitality entries from any individual or company producing fine chocolate products for the hospitality sector, provided these are served as part of a commercial offering for paying customers such as petit fours, canapes or guest treats in hotel rooms.

Bean-to-bar chocolate makers of plain/origin and flavored bars can participate to the European, Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-Bar Competition, which will take place in June 2020 (dates and location to be confirmed).

Winners of these competitions will pass through to the World Final on early October 2020. Dates and location to be confirmed.


The Italian/Mediterranean Awards Ceremony will be held in Florence in March, details to follow soon.


This competition judges flavoured, filled bars, truffles, ganaches, pralines, caramels, fondants, enrobed fruits and nuts and spreads made from chocolate couverture and truffles, ganaches, caramels, fondants, enrobed fruits and nuts and spreads made from bean-to-bar chocolate.

It is open to all companies with their main business or head office in the countries listed, including all Middle Eastern and African companies.

Hospitality entries must abide by the normal rules of the International Chocolate Awards.

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: TBC.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €55 and the fee for each entry is EUR €50. Prices will be converted into local currency by your credit card company, if required.

Competition status

This competition is not currently open for entries or has passed. Please check back for future competitions.


Address for samples

Per International Chocolate Awards IT/MED Competition
Att.ne Alessia Pucci e Cristina Jacomelli
Educatorio del Fuligno
Via Faenza 48
50123 Firenze


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:
    – February 20, 2020
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – March 12, 2020
  • Online closing date:
    – March 10, 2020
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: 400gr (10 ounces) total weight per product total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 40 pieces per product pieces
  • Spreads: 1 jar (min 300 grams/10 ounces) per product