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November 12, 2012 / demarquettechoc

Marc Demarquette awarded honorary title of ‘2012 Ambassadeur du Salon du Chocolat’ as the international chocolate show announces its London Premiere for 2013

Demarquette awarded Ambassador title for Salon du ChocolatMarc was invited to the internationally acclaimed Salon du Chocolat in Paris at the beginning of the month and enjoyed a fantastic show full of inspiration, interesting talks and a fabulous chocolate fashion show (follow this link for a great video of the fashion show by Implausible Blog). While he was there he was also awarded the honorary title of ‘2012 Ambassadeur du Salon du Chocolat’, joining a select group of only 12 renowned Chocolatiers from around the world who were given the title for their dedication to the chocolate industry and their influence and advice in shaping the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate.

Marc Demarquette awarded prestigious Salon du Chocolat title

Chocolatier Marc Demarquette receives honorary title of 2012 Ambassadeur du Salon du Chocolat

Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, the founders of the show presented each of the winning chocolatiers with a certifacate and thanked them in a small ceremony on the main stage of the show.

The 2012 Line up of the ‘AMBASSADEURS du Salon du Chocolat 2012’ is:
Philippe BERNARCHON (Lyon, France),
Sébastien BOUILLET (Lyon, France),
Vincent GUERLAIS (Nantes, France),
Philippe GUILBERT (Lille, France),
Thierry LALET (Bordeaux, France),
Sadaharu AOKI (Japan), 
Cédric LACROIX (Zurich, Switzerland),
Daniel BLOCH (Zurich, Switzerland),
Tomas PRENOSIL (Zurich, Switzerland),
Marc DEMARQUETTE (London, UK),
Martin HOWARD (New-York, USA), and
Denis HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY (cocoa producing countries).

As the Salon announces its UK Premiere for Autumn 2013, we look forward to acting as a key UK spokesperson for the Salon du Chocolat in the run up to the show.

Marc said ‘I feel truly honoured that I have been recognised by the Salon du Chocolat for my passion, dedication and commitment to the chocolate industry. I look forward to working closely with the organisers of the show and my UK chocolate colleagues and friends in promoting the UK Salon du Chocolat as the premiere event for those who share my passion for this exceptional product.’

About the Salon du Chocolat
The Salon du Chocolat is the brainchild of Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, who founded Paris’ Le Salon du Chocolat in 1994. Today, the Salon is a successful international brand with events worldwide, from New York to Bahia and Seoul to Shanghai.

With a record number of 135.141 visitors, the Salon du Chocolat Paris achieved another record year in November 2012. The Salon du Chocolat takes place in more than seven countries and has recently announced further shows in Shanghai, Moscow and its UK premiere in Autumn 2013.


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