Sharon Reid


What is the connection between The Peninsula Hong Kong’s, Maitre Chocolatier and the Kayapó people from the Amazon? Newly awarded Belgian Chocolate Master, Marijn Coertjens’, his stunning chocolate sculpture of a ‘Kayapó Tribesman’ helped secure the title; it was also the winning piece in the ‘Best Chocolate Showpiece’ category. Marijin’s showpiece took just three hours to assemble: this is incredible considering the intricate attention to detail.

Marijn also triumphed in the ‘Best Chocolate-to-Go Concept’ category with his Asian themed ‘Sweet Noodle’: combining passion fruit, cashew nuts and chocolate, all contained in an eye-catching box featuring the silhouette of an Amazonian bird –  creating a neat juxtaposition of Brazil and Marijns’ adopted homeland of Hong Kong.

Marijn Coertjens - Belgium Chocolate Master 2015

Marijn Coertjens – Belgium Chocolate Master 2015

Marijn’s success at the Belgian Chocolate heat has held him in good stead for the World Chocolate Masters competition – the final for this coveted title will be held in Paris in October.The Peninsula Suite - Living room (night)

Guests at The Peninsula Hong Kong have long been aware of Marijn’s impressive chocolate skills, to find out for yourself pay a visit to this hotel, otherwise known as ‘the Grand Dame of the Far East.’ The Peninsula Hong Kong is Hong Kong’s oldest hotel and effortlessly blends East and Western aesthetics, making for timeless elegance.


For reservations and further information please visit: The Peninsula Hong Kong