Etienne Leroy, Bastien Girard and Jean-Thomas Schneider asserted their status as the favorites and prevailed before a resigned Japan, which came in second, and an excited Switzerland, third. Not only did they do an impeccable job but they also surprised us with cursory work inspired by rock ‘n’ roll, highlighting the artwork in ice, sugar and chocolate, which also took the prize for best buffet.
We will have time to evaluate this 15th edition of the Pastry World Cup in more detail, an edition which counted on the participation of teams from all over the world, the humblest being from Africa and Latin America, the increasingly strong Asian teams -though not enough to compete for the podium-, and the powerful European teams.
Also, we will evaluate the changes in the regulations aimed at highlighting the difficulty and skill of the pastry trade, which is eminently artisan work.
- Best Buffet ‘The Vase de Sèvres’: France
- Best sculpted ice: United States
- Chocolate prize: South Korea
- Sugar prize: United Kingdom
- Eco Responsible prize: United States
- Best Promotional Campaign: Chile
- Best Innovation award: Sweden
- Press prize: France
- Best Poster: Egypt