Thu 16 Mar 17
The Scottish Chocolatiers Network is pleased to announce William Curley, originally from Methill in Fife and one of the UK's top Patissier and world renowned chocolatiers is proud to "come home" and share his knowledge and passion on his career to date.
Tuesday May 16th 1.30pm
Fife College Levenmouth Campus Methilhaven Road Buckhaven KY8 1HL
William Curley sources only the world's finest ingredients, refusing to compromise on the quality or nature of his work, using only the freshest, most natural ingredients. In partnership exclusively with world-renowned Tuscan chocolate producer Amedei, he is intensely passionate about his craft – chocolate & patisserie whilst encouraging and mentoring young talent within the industry.
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. His ambitions then took him to The Savoy Hotel, where he became the youngest Chef Patissier in its history. William 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.
William is author of 3 books and these will be on sale at the event, 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.
Chair & 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, with refreshments also presenting their skills, we would not be able to make this happen. We are happy so many chocolatiers and pastry chefs are attending and seeing the venue and support we are receiving."