Chefs & experts 2019

Mark Tilling

Mark Tilling

Demo: 12pm, Sunday 1 September 2019

Location: Woking Shopping Demo Theatre, Jubilee Square

Demo dish: Gourmet chocolate bars

About Mark

Mark has over 25 years' experience working as a pâtissier and chocolatier for many hotels and restaurants including The Lanesborough on Hyde Park Corner in London and the Pave D’Auge in Normandy, France.

He has won many gold and silver medals for desserts and petits fours, as well as double gold for his chocolate showpieces. His highest achievements was winning the UK Chocolate Masters competition from 2006 to 2008, and coming 12th in 2007 and 7th in 2009 at the finals of the World Chocolate Masters.

After these accomplishments, he was made a UK Callebaut Chocolate Ambassador - a position which he has held for the last five years.

In 2016, Mark and two colleagues (Helen Vass and Samantha Rain) took part and won the title of 'Bake Off Crème de la Crème', an eight part series on BBC Two to find Britain's Best Team of Pastry Chefs. More recently, he has taken part in Extreme Chocolate Makers for Channel 4 in 2019.

Mark hosts regular classes from chocolate and pâtisserie, to five day chocolate and baking schools across the south east.