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Keith Hurdman is the master chocolatier at Thorntons. These articles on mention him…

Interview with Keith Hurdman, Thorntons’ Master Chocolatier

March 23 2012

Thorntons’ Master Chocolatier, Keith Hurdman was recently presented with the Chocolatier of the Year award, the industry’s most prestigious prize. But he started out on the awards trail young. By 19, he had already won a national prize for bakery. “At that age, it is hard not to believe your own publicity” he says with a broad smile. “I thought I was really good. I had studied bakery, confectionery and […]

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Chocolatiers celebrate at Academy of Chocolate Awards party

May 19 2011

Leading chocolatiers from around the world gathered together in the elegant surroundings of Fortnum and Mason’s, London, last night for the celebratory Academy of Chocolate Awards party – the UK’s chocolate equivalent of the Oscars. Ever since it was founded in 2005, the Academy, in the words of its founder Sara Jayne-Stanes, “has sought to educate people about the difference between real chocolate and chocolate confectionary full of sugar”. Sarah […]

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