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World Winners Announcement and Prize Celebration 2018 – Booking Form

2018 World Winners Announcement and Prize Celebration

6:30pm – 11:00pm, Saturday 17 November
Palazzo Ximènes-Panciatichi
Borgo Pinti 68



The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to present the 2018 World Winners Announcement and Prize Celebration, which will be  in one of the most outstanding historical palaces of Florence, Palazzo Ximènes-Panciatichi on Saturday 17 November, 2018 from 6:30pm – 11:00pm. Book your place below with our online booking form.

Santa Maria Novella Fassade Florenz-2Gala Dinner Party

This Gala Party event in the centre of Florence will feature fine dining and typical Italian food prepared by renowned Sicilian pastry chef , chef and Ambassador for ‘Italianity’ Corrado Assenza (Caffè Sicilia and Chef’s Table on Netflix) along with other famous Tuscan chefs who await you with a unique menu with an Italian soul at our “chef’s stations”.

The dishes will include specially created recipes using bean-to-bar chocolate from our past and present World Winners.

Sample winning chocolate

The night will conclude with a mini-exhibition from some of our 2018 Winners presenting and sampling their 2018 World contenders – a chance to try some of the very best chocolate products you can find.

The night is a unique opportunity to meet some of your favourite chocolate makers and chocolatiers in person. Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of the 7th great year of the International Chocolate Awards, our biggest yet with a record number of entries and Regional and National winners.


The prizes will be announced immediately after the aperitif and during the dinner. Certificates will be presented to World Final Winners who are in attendance. Winners not attending the event will receive their certificates by mail after the ceremony.


Tickets are priced at €180.00 (Euros) for public guests. If you are a 2018 Regional or National Winner, other entrant or one of our 2018 judges, please make sure you log in to our site to receive your privileged price. All 2018 Winners, and all Entrants and Judges will receive an invitation by email.

Please note that places are limited and will be prioritised for our World Final contenders and their guests, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book, please complete the booking form below and ensure you add the names of all guests attending. Payment is through our payment partner PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay.

Booking Form


After clicking ‘Book now and pay’ you will be taken to our PayPal payment page. You do not need to be registered with PayPal to pay.

If you do not have a PayPal account, please use the ‘Pay by Debit or Credit Card’ guest link at the bottom of the PayPal login page. Payment is through our UK events company, Micrograde.com Ltd.

World Final Entrants product presentation

If you are a World Final Entrant (any 2018 Gold, Silver or Bronze winner from our Regional and National competitions) and would like to present your 2018 winning products at the event, let us know by replying to the email invitation sent to your registered account, or let us know directly. Please note you must attend personally to present your products and you must provide all your own display material required to present your products.

We look forward to seeing you at this great event.