Rococo’s top chocolatier to lead Euro trophy bid
Barry Johnson, principal chocolatier at Rococo, has been named captain of the UK Pastry Team, which will compete at the European Pastry Cup in Geneva in January.
The team will be aiming to qualify for the final of the Coupe du Monde De la Patisserie in Lyon in 2015, but will first need to finish in the top three in Geneva.
Johnson, who was crowned UK Pastry Open Champion last week, has worked for Harrods and Raymond Blanc, but honed his skills as a chocolatier at The Dorchester Collections, Coworth Park, a 5-star hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant.
He has been Rococo’s principal chocolatier since the start of 2012 and this year the retailer and producer won numerous gold and silver awards from the Academy of Chocolate and the International Chocolate Awards.
Johnson is pictured with Rococo’s founder, Chantal Coady, who said his colleagues were all “delighted” to learn he would be leading the UK pastry team.