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News - Dessert of the year 2018 returns to Hotelympia, 5th - 8th March!!!

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Association of Pastry Chefs Dessert Of The Year competition will be held at The Salon Culinaire Live Theatre of  Hotelympia on 5th - 8th March!!!  

What is Dessert of the year?
All entrants must submit designs for an original plated dessert for fine dining service before the closing date. As has become our new tradition  all designs must include an ingredient from Callebaut

If selected for the final you will be required to attend at Hotelympia to prepare 2 portions of your dessert from scratch within 1 hour 45 mins. See our “How to enter” page for full details

Dessert of the year is now in it’s 25th  year! Many of the biggest names in the business have competed. Previous winners include Nick Patterson, William Curley, Cherish Finden, and Ross Sneddon to name a few! See our “Alumni” page for the full list.

Key dates!

The final will be held at at The Salon Culinaire Live Theatre of  Hotelympia on 5th - 8th March!!!  

You will find us listed in the live theatre schedule as class (Class number TBC)

As was the case in 2017

The competition is now only 1hr 45mins long.

Mis-en-place allowance changed - See the rules for allowable preparation.

Only 2 plates required to be presented

Competitors to supply all ingredients

See Rules section for full details.

How do I apply?

Make sure you read our checklist on the “How to enter” page!

Application should be made online through The Hotelympia website

As always, The Association will paper judge ALL entries BLIND in order to select 10 finalists. It is vital that you comply with the entry requirements to ensure your entry can be judged fairly. Make sure the photo is good!!

APC Members pay no application charge

Any APC member will have their DOTY entry fee paid for by the APC - Just write your membership number in the payment details area.

This is a good way to get free entry to the competition!

Looking at it another way, you can get your APC member ship for almost half price- or  just £2 if you are a junior member!!!

If you choose to join the APC at any time before submitting your application we will be able to honour this deal.


DOTY 2015 was won by Knut Harald Sordal, Idun industries, Norway.

 'A taste from the Fjords Norway'

Whipped milk chocolate & vanilla ganache, Satongo chocolate sponge, softened raspberries and blueberries, Raspberry balsamic sauce, Pistachio crumble, Raspberry jelly, Raspberry sorbet.