The Parisian chocolatier and sculptor becomes honorary president in an edition that wants to put more emphasis on women professionals and at the same time incorporate changes related to a more responsible spirit, committed to the sustainability of the planet.
In this edition, chaired by Pierre Hermé, colourants such as titanium dioxide and glitter
will be banned.
Cuzco 80 chocolates and Oh la vache! Morropón Milk 60% have been proclaimed the Best in competition.
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.