Competition Calendar 2023

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We are happy to announce our calendar for the 2023 season. As dates and locations for some competitions are still being confirmed, please check our site regularly for updates. The judging this year will be organized partly remotely (with samples sent to judges at home), but in some cases we are excited to get back in to in-person, live judging.

Please refer to the individual competition announcements for more information.

All winners of any of the regional competitions are eligible to enter our prestigious World Final and World Final Ceremony held in November 2023.

We’re also proud to continue our Cacao Country Support competitions in PeruColombia and Central America.

Origin Traceability

Farmer holding orange/red cacao pod in forest

Following our founding principle of transparency and focus on fine cacao, we updated our traceability policyWe want to celebrate and champion the chocolate makers and companies using cacao with an identifiable and traceable source.


You can read more about this move forward here.

2023 Competition Calendar

25 February – 1 April 2023
Asia-Pacific Bean-to-Bar and Craft Chocolatier Competition (remote judging)

3 – 6 March 2023
Italy/Mediterranean Craft Chocolatier Competition (judging in Florence, Italy)

10 – 16 March 2023
European Bean-to-Bar Competition (judging in Florence, Italy)

26 April – 10 May 2023
Eastern European Craft Chocolatier Competition (judging in Bucharest, Romania)

10 – 23 May 2023
Americas Bean-to-Bar and Craft Chocolatier Competition (judging in New York and remotely)

15 – 30 May 2023
DACH Craft Chocolatier Competition (judging in Hannover, Germany)

17 May – 15 July 2023
Cacao Country Support Competition – Peru 2023 (judging remotely)

22 June – 22 August 2023
Cacao Country Support Competition – Colombia 2023 (judging remotely)


September – October 2023
French Craft Chocolatier Competition
Scandinavian Craft Chocolatier Competition
British Craft Chocolatier Competition
Canadian Craft Chocolatier Competition
Benelux Craft Chocolatier Competition

Cacao Country Support Competition – Mexico 2023 

November 2023
World Final Competition (hybrid judging)


CLICK HERE to enter our professional site for Entrants and Judges

Last updated on: 30 November 2023