Jove Hubbard will represent the United States at the 2013 World Chocolate Masters, hosted by Cacao Barry®, Callebaut® and Carma®, the gourmet chocolate brands of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products. Hubbard will replace the previously announced winner, Jean-Francois Suteau, who was compelled to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances.
Hubbard began his career while apprenticing at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, as part of his curriculum at the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute in Arkansas. Upon graduating from the American Culinary Federation culinary apprenticeship, he went on to study baking and Pastry Arts at The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Later Hubbard relocated to Chicago, Illinois, to study at The French Pastry School. Following his continued culinary education, Hubbard held the role of Executive Pastry Chef at The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before his current position as Executive Pastry Chef at The James Chicago Hotel.
When hearing of his appointment, Hubbard commented, “I feel privileged to be representing the U.S. in the World Chocolate Masters and look forward to putting forth my best work for the jury. The next few months will be full of hard work and many challenges, but the experience I will come away with is more than worth it.”
Hubbard will go on to compete against top culinary artisans representing 20 countries at the Finals of the 2013 World Chocolate Masters, an initiative of Barry Callebaut. World Chocolate Masters is in its 5th edition and is the only global culinary competition dedicated to the art of chocolate.
The World Chocolate Masters is an inititative of the 3 leading Gourmet brands: Callebaut®, Cacao Barry® and Carma® (www.worldchocolatemasters.com)