Pastry Blog & News
Once again, Pastry Live turned Atlanta into a capital of pastry cooking. From the 24th to the 26th of August, this great event offered interesting seminars and a handful of various professional competitions, such as the National Showpiece Championship or the Chocolatier of the Year.
The Junior World Pastry Championship, with a total of ten different teams participating in it, will be the international pastry competition triggering the next edition of SIGEP. And this will only be the beginning of an extensive program of pastry competitions which will take part during the five days of the fair, together with sweet exhibitions which with definitely make this edition more attractive.
The Salon du Chocolat reaches its 20th birthday and makes two almost simultaneous announcements. On the one hand there will be the classic celebration in Paris, from the 29th October to the 2nd November. And on the other hand, there will be a London event, between the 17th and 19th October at Olympia, which will be included in the programme of activities for Chocolate Week.
Autumn sees the launch of the second book of Antonio Bachour’s creations, which contains more than 120 different dishes that will no doubt be warmly received by the sector, as they were on the day of the launch of the first book, which is now completely sold out.
The Spanish bakery and pastry fair, Intersicop, has set a date for next year’s edition of April 2015, which coincides with Salón Gourmets, and is specifically orientated to the restaurant industry and to high quality gastronomic products. Additionally, two notable national pastry competitions will also take place – the senior MMAPE and the junior CANJOP.
Stéphane Glacier adds his name to the list of the great pastry chefs who will offer their products in Dubai. Cakery & Épicerie by Stéphane Glacier will be managed by a trusted team hand-picked by the French chef, which notably includes Masahiko Matsuda.
The great Italian exhibition of ice cream and pastry will next year be strengthened by two events running simultaneously: RHEX (restaurant and café industry) and AB Tech Expo (bakery). The organisers expect to beat the spectacular attendence figures of last year’s edition.
Christian Hümbs, René Frank and Xano Saguer bring their own vision for restaurant desserts to this German city, in which vegetables are integrated with other more traditional elements in dessert gastronomy. The event also hosted the elimination round for the Pastry Chef of the Year championship.
Despite its importance, the restaurant dessert has never received the recognition it deserves. To demonstrate the infinite possibilities available to any chef for closing a menu, the Collective, 21ºBrix gathered in Barcelona to dedicate themselves to the task for a full day.
Under the banner of Mexipan and with the support of Club Vatel in Mexico, the final of the Copa Maya 2014 will be held on the 28th and 29th of August. It is an international competition, organised by Valrhona in