Pastry Blog & News
The US Pastry Competition celebrated its 25th aniversary, with the japanese Yoshikazu Kizu, pastry chef from the Ritz Carlton in Orlando as the winner of this edition inspired by the world of animated cinema.
Martin Chiffers,captain of the British team, was overjoyed in his celebration alongside Barry Johnson and Nicolas Belorgey. It was a hard-won victory ahead of the very competitive team from Denmark and the Swedish team, who came in third. The three teams, as well as Switzerland, earned their places for the world final in Lyon.
Pierre Hermé will preside over this year’s international competition for restaurant desserts, once again sponsored by Cacao Barry and celebrated alongside the Congress of Mexican Cuisine of Mesoamerica.
The North American, Cher Harris, coached by Susan Notter, was the unforeseen winner in the second year of The Pastry Queen, ahead of the efforts of the Japanese, Tomomi Futakami and Laetitia Moreau from France.
Like his compatriot Julius Cesar, in the Battle of Zela against Pharnaces II, we can say about Davide Comaschi that “he came, he saw, he conquered.” We do not want to imply that his justified victory was easy. On the
Aware of the necessity to promote the talent of its members in as many ways as possible, the association Relais Desserts decided to give the go-ahead to the organization of a new event to select the best ones among its members. The first edition of this award ceremony successfully took place last September 20th, in which Christophe Michalak received the ‘Prix d’Excellence 2013’ award as the best pastry chef of the year.
Once again, Atlanta will become the capital of American pastry by holding the latest edition of Pastry Live, next August 25th-27th. Young talented chefs and established professionals will demonstrate their skills at the varied competitions proposed and which will be open to the chefs from all over the country.
During the first weekend of June, the last qualifying round (the German preselection) to complete the finalists’ panel participating in the next edition of the World Chocolate Masters, October 28th to 30th in Paris, took place. A total of 20 chocolatiers have been chosen out of their respective national preselections held all over the world throughout this year, organized by the chocolate manufacturing firms Cacao Barry, Callebaut, Chocovic and Carma.
Cacao Barry and The Chocolate Academy of Chicago are making the final preparations for the third edition of L’Art du Chocolatier, this May 17th and 18th. Five finalists, previously selected and coming from all over the US, are to make a showpiece, a sugar confection, a chocolate tablet and a dessert in a glass concept during the two days of the competition.
Quentin Bailly, Mathieu Blandin and Joffrey Lafontaine obtained the gold medal for France at the last edition of the World Pastry Cup, held on 27th and 28th January in Lyon, at Sirha’s Paul Bocuse Hall. The great favorite team proved again why they are one of the strongest and most competitive countries in this competition. Alongside the French, the Italian and Japanese teams also mounted the podium.