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The National Showpiece Championship has already selected its teams

June 27, 2012 |

‘A championship organized by and for the pastry chefs’, this is the explicit definition the organizers of PastryLive use to refer to the second edition of the National Showpiece Championship to be held in Atlanta on Sunday, August 5th, within the framework of PastryLive. More info

USA team heading for Lyon

June 20, 2012 |

Andy Chlebana, Christophe Feyt, Stephen Durfee and Roy Pell will make up the team representing the USA in the next edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie (Lyon 2013). They all qualified in a test held in The Grand Rapids Community College, and were chosen out of a group of eight finalists.More info

All ready for the 2012 WPTC

June 14, 2012 |

The Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas will host the next 8 and 9 July the Amoretti World Pastry Team Championship finals. A total of eight teams from China, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, South Korea and the U.S. will compete for this international title, also accompanied by a hefty $25,000 prize.More info

Simon Bregardis, Chocolatier of the Year 2012

May 10, 2012 |

For its second annual L’Art du Chocolatier Challenge 2012, sponsored by Cacao Barry and Chicago’s Chocolate Academy, a few changes were made to make it better, said Alexandra Urbe, Cacao Barry’s brand manager for the Americas. But one thing remained the same: “Our strong passion for this industry.”More info

A long-distance race

March 28, 2012 |

The latest edition of the US Pastry Competition has showed that pastry is a long-distance race in which one can never renounce a dream to come true. In proof of this, you can ask Anthony Smith, who had already tried to win this prestigious competition on several occasions before, being the first one 8 years ago. His perseverance and effort have led him to win the Gold Medal and have turned him into the new Pastry Chef of the Year 2012.More info

Once again, Japan conquered Paris

March 16, 2012 |

The two most remarkable competitions held during the latest Europain edition (3rd to 7th March 2012 in Paris), Mondial des Arts Sucrés (MDAS) and the Bakery World Cup, have been won by their respective Japanese teams.More info

Seeking Chocolatier of the Year 2012

March 6, 2012 |

L’Art du Chocolatier Challenge 2012 is a new annual competition promoted by Cacao Barry and the Chocolate Academy in Chicago with director Jerome Landrieu as its head. The aim is to appoint the best chocolatier of the year and encourage creativity and artistic design in patisserie and chocolate.More info

Us Pastry Competition and the four elements of nature

March 1, 2012 |

The U.S. Pastry Competition will begin this Sunday 4 an exciting new edition, the 23rd. This time, the organizer of the event, Paris Gourmet, has chosen the theme of the contest The Four Elements of Nature, water, air, earth and fire.More info

More teams than ever to take part in the Mondial des Arts Sucrés

February 16, 2012 |

The third edition of the ambitious Mondial des Arts Sucrés, organized by the firm DGF during the trade fair Europain (Paris, from 3rd to 6th March), has already outlined all the details with an eye on a spectacular final with no less than 16 teams from all over the planet, six more teams than in the latest edition. The main particularity of this year’s edition is that the teams are made up of mixed pairs, that is, a man and a woman.More info

Singapore gets ready for the FHA 2012

January 27, 2012 |

Singapore has one of the most relevant events devoted to the food industry at an international level – the Food Hotel Asia trade fair (FHA 2012) which, from 17th to 20th April, will show a great offer from the food, restaurant and pastry industries. The figures speak for themselves.More info