Dorian Zonca, alumnus and professor of the Parisian gastronomic school Bellouet Conseil, has won the first edition of Trophée International de la Pâtisserie Française, organized by the Confédération Nationale des Artisans Pâtissiers at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris from November 1 to 3.
For three intense days, six candidates demonstrated their know-how by revisiting the great classics of French pastry. The jury, formed by great pastry chefs such as Laurent Duchêne, Emmanuel Ryon, Nicolas Boussin (so good #22, so good #11), Benoit Couvrand (so good #11), Vincent Guerlais, Claire Heitzler (so good #12) and Susumu Koyama, among others, awarded the gold trophy to the representative of France, Dorian Zonca, who has worked in prestigious maisons like Laurée and Pierre Hermé. The silver trophy went to Kohei Ishida, from Japan, and the bronze trophy to Maxime Tardieu, from Switzerland. In addition, the first amateur prize of the competition was awarded to Soraya Ouedarbi, from Belgium.