CoEx Programme Technical Committee

The Cocoa of Excellence Programme established a Technical Committee responsible for the evaluation of each sample and for the selection of samples in a transparent and fair manner. It advises on all technical processes including quality evaluation standards and selection of the expert panel for the evaluation of the best 50 samples.  The CoEx Technical Committee is chaired by Edward Seguine (Seguine Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate Advisors and Guittard Chocolate, USA) and with the additional expertise from Darin Sukha (Cocoa Research Centre, Trinidad and Tobago), Fabien Coutel (Nestlé, Switzerland), Florent Coste (Valrhona, France), Regis Bouet (Weiss Chocolate, France) and Veronique Maffone (Mars, UK).

Contacts:

Edward Seguine (Seguine Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate Advisors and Guittard Chocolate, USA) – Chair
Phone: +1.717.688.1671
E-mail: Ed@seguinecacao.com

Darin Sukha (Cocoa Research Centre, Trinidad and Tobago)
Phone: +1 (868) 662 8788
E-mail: Darin.Sukha@sta.uwi.edu

Fabien Coutel (The Chocolate Centre of Excellence, Nestlé, Broc, Switzerland)
Phone: +41-26-921-5151
E-mail: Fabien.Coutel@rd.nestle.com

Florent Coste (Valrhona, France)
Phone: +33 (0)4 75 07 90 90
E-mail: florent.coste@valrhona.fr 

Regis Bouet (Regis Bouet Solutions, France)
Phone: +33(0)477494141
E-mail: regis@regisbouet.fr

*Photo from A. Prien Saxbol*