Kirsten Tibballs, proclaimed by MasterChef Australia as ‘the Queen of Chocolate’, is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers.
Kirsten represented Australia at the World Pastry Team Championships in Las Vegas, USA, where she was recognised as the best in the world for her handmade chocolates. She also won a Gold and Bronze medal at the Pastry Olympics in Germany.
As a testament to her skills, Kirsten was given the honour of judging the World Chocolate Masters in Paris.
Kirsten’s talents extend beyond the kitchen and her first self-published cookbook, Chocolate to Savour, won the award for Best Photography from Gourmand in the UK.
She regularly contributes recipes and articles to a number of the world’s leading pastry publications including So Good... Magazine, Pastry and Baking North America, Pastry and Baking Asia Pacific.
Kirsten makes regular television appearances, including MasterChef Australia and Everyday Gourmet.
As ambassador for leading chocolate manufacturer, Callebaut, Kirsten regularly travels throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific demonstrating her craft.
With a desire to pass on her knowledge to other passionate food lovers and professional chefs, Kirsten established Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School in 2002 in Brunswick, Melbourne