World renowned chocolatier and patissier William Curley will soon “come home” to share his knowledge and passion at a special event organised at Fife College by the Scottish Chocolatiers Network.
William, originally from Methil, is intensely passionate about his craft and encouraging and mentoring young talent within the industry.
He sources only the world’s finest, freshest, and most natural ingredients, and is in partnership exclusively with world-renowned Tuscan chocolate producer Amedei.
His career began with an apprenticeship at Gleneagles Hotel, and led him to train with some of the country’s finest chefs; including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc.
William’s ambitions then took him to The Savoy Hotel, where he became the youngest Chef Patissier in its history.
He opened his business over thirteen years ago, and has achieved numerous accolades including four times winner of ‘Britain’s Best Chocolatier by The Academy of Chocolate’ and a gold medal at ‘The Culinary Olympics’.
In 2012, he became a member of Relais Dessert International the most prestigious association for Patissier – Chocolatiers. William achieved the Master of Culinary Arts by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. It is the highest accolade awarded to chefs in the UK.
Chair and founder of the Scottish Chocolatiers Network, Julie Collier said:
“We are very proud to have the support of Fife College in presenting William Curley in his home town, for a unique presentation of his award-winning techniques and hearing of his distinguished career to date.
“Without this generous support from both the management team and a huge input from the students, we would not be able to make this happen.
“We are happy so many chocolatiers and pastry chefs are attending and will see the venue and the support we are receiving.”
William is author of three books and these will be on sale at the event. They are Couture Chocolate ( awarded ‘Cookery Book of the Year’ by The Guild of Food Writers Awards), Pâtisserie and Nostalgic Delights.
The Scottish Chocolatiers Network is a network of over 80 small-scale, artisan chocolatiers Scotland–wide. They provide visitors to the Scottish Chocolate Trail with unique experiences at top chocolatiers. The Scottish Chocolatiers Network is supported by the Community Food Fund and Think Local.
The event will take place on Tuesday May 16th at 1.30pm in the Fife College Levenmouth Campus (Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven KY8 1HL)
For more information, please contact Julie Collier firstname.lastname@example.org
www.scotchocnet.co.uk for bookings