Katya Simmons, managing director of Nestle Professional UK & Ireland, has confirmed that the Toque d'Or 2020 grand finals and awards, set to take place in April and June, have now been postponed until later in 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Simmons said: "This was a difficult decision, however, the health and wellbeing of our competitors, colleagues, partners and customers is our top priority. While a new date has not yet been set, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep everyone updated on plans as we move into a position of being able to make new arrangements."
The Toque d'Or community will continue to spread messages about the competition by posting a showcase of their talents talent across social media.
If you would like to keep updated on the competition, see some of the highlights from the recent heats and support the finalists through their digital channels, follow @nestletoquedor and #toquedor2020.