New Orleans, with a rich and varied culinary heritage, has been selected as a destination to host the Americas selections of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie in 2024. It thus becomes the first city in the United States to host this continental qualifier that will take place on June 11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
“The United States is one of the world’s largest pastry scenes, from which many desserts have become popular and consumed all around the world, such as cookies, brownies, cheesecakes, or the Louisiana pecan pie. Being able to count on the hospitality of New Orleans is a privilege, but also a chance to highlight the varied culinary heritage of the entire region”, enthuses Pierre Hermé, President of the Pastry World Cup.
Eight countries from North and South America will compete, and only the three teams that reach the podium will access the grand final of the Cup to be held in Sirha Lyon in January 2025.
As a novelty, in this edition the candidates will face the challenge of giving a classic of American pastry a twist, a classic which will be announced in the coming weeks.