In its next edition, the competition organized by the International Federation of Pastry, Gelato and Chocolate includes a gluten-free category.
The regional qualifying rounds of the competition to be decided in October have already begun.
On May 12, the five candidates who will have a direct pass to the final in Lugano (Switzerland) will be chosen.
The final of the competition, organized by the Accademia dei Maestri del Lievito Madre e del Panettone Italiano, will take place at Host Milano in October.
Due to the coronavirus, the organizing committee has had to cancel most of the continental selections and make the selection based on the results of the 2018 podiums.
The second edition of the competition, held in Rome, has awarded five chefs.
The president of the jury, Christophe Adam, is convinced that both winners will be worthy ambassadors of the future of plated desserts.
The competition, postponed due to the coronavirus, will be held in person at the Lycée hôtelier Georges Baptiste in Canteleu-Rouen.
The pastry chef succeeds the French Gabriel Paillasson and Stephane Klein.
Due to the coronavirus, the selected team was unable to meet or train.