After several editions in Mexico, the Americas Pastry Cup, formerly known as Copa Maya, will be held for the first time in Chile at Le Metropolitan Santiago, on July 13.
This year, this continental qualifier of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, apart from Latin American countries, will also host teams from North America, hence the name change.
The eight participating countries are Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the United States, Ecuador, Argentina, and Chile. The top three will compete in the grand final of the Cup at Sirha Lyon in 2023, joining the six teams that have qualified so far (Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Sweden).
Of the eight countries that will compete in the Americas Pastry Cup, the names of the candidates for some teams have already been announced:
Mexico: Osvaldo Ortega (jury), Gerardo Reyes (chocolate candidate), and Anahi Martínez (sugar candidate).
Chile: Camila G. Elizalde (jury), Alejandro Espinoza (chocolate candidate), and Javiera Villegas (sugar candidate).
Brazil: Lucas Corazza (jury), Alessandro Lira (chocolate candidate), and Marcia Garbin (sugar candidate).
Argentina: Néstor Fabián Reggiani (jury), Matías Dragún (chocolate candidate), and Lucas Miguel Carballo (sugar candidate).