Aimed at chocolatiers and pastry chefs, the Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition is open now.

The Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition will be judged at The Chocolate Show 2016, which takes place 14-16 October at London’s Olympia National Hall, Kensington.

The competition puts pastry chefs in the spotlight and is an opportunity for restaurants and hotels to publicise their best chocolate desserts in front of the industry’s leading food writers, chocolate experts and chocolate lovers alike.

Judged by a panel of experts at The Chocolate Show, which attracts up to 20,000 visitors, each dessert will be critiqued live. The winning dessert will claim the title of Best Chocolate Dessert in the UK.

To enter, contact Kate Johns, show director of The Chocolate Show on by 30 August.