A selection of hand made chocolates specially designed for 2017 Chocs for Chance including; caramelised pistachio and passionfruit, golden hazelnut ‘rocher’, Cornish salted caramel and raspberry and rose truffles.
The lucky winning bidder will also receive one of Will Torrent’s new book ‘Afternoon Tea at Home’.
Will’s chocolates contain nuts.
Will Torrent began his career with a week with Heston Blumenthal at the age of 16. In 2007, following a First class Honours degree at the University of West London, he won the first Medallion of Excellence for a British Pastry Chef at WorldSkills Japan aged 21, he won the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Award of Excellence, then Young Chef of the Year in 2009, Acorn Scholar 2010 and the WorldSkills UK Outstanding Achievment Award 2012.
He has worked with top chefs including Jamie Oliver, Yolande Stanley MCA, William Curley, Brian Turner CBE and Gary Rhodes, as well as at The Dorchester, Claridges, The Lanesborough and The Fat Duck. In addition, his TV appearances include BBC’s Blue Peter, The Apprentice, Sweet Baby James and Ready Steady Cook, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club and ITV’s This Morning. He has been extensively profiled by the British press including The Times, Guardian, Metro, Food and Travel, Homes and Gardens, Olive, Waitrose Kitchen, The Simple Things and more.
He is a consultant pastry chef to Waitrose, Global Ambassador for Cacao Barry, WorldSkills UK and the Christian charity Tearfund, as well as being a member of the Craft Guild of Chefs, Academy of Chocolate and Guild of Food Writers. In 2013 he was inaugurated as a Patron on the world renowned London School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure at the University of West London and is also a regular tutor at The Bertinet Cookery School in Bath. In 2014, Will was celebrated as one of the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry under the age of 30 at the Acorn Awards 2014. Will also hosts culinary theatres at trade and public shows such as Cake International, Salon Du Chocolat London and Speciality Chocolate Live as well as presenting award ceremonies including The Cake Awards, VQ Day, Movenpick Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year, Cacao Barry World Chocolate Masters UK Final and more.
Pâtisserie at Home, his first book, was released in April 2013, aiming to take the fear factor out of desserts and in 2014 released Chocolate at Home, where Will demystifies the dark art of chocolate making, both published by Ryland Peters and Small. In 2016 he released Afternoon Tea at Home to critical acclaim, helping bring the elegance of afternoon tea to your table at home. To help launch Afternoon Tea at Home, Will designed two exclusive pieces of patisserie that were sold in The Tea Room at Harrods for a limited time.