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Malaysia won the Cup with an impeccable chocolate piece representing a tin robot, snatching victory from the home team of Singapore, winners of the three first competitions, who finished second this time. Both will face each other again in the grand final in Lyon next January alongside other participants from the contest: Australia (third), China and The Philippines.
Azuhiro Nakayama, Junji Tokunaga and Shinichi Sugita are the three pastry chefs who will represent Japan at the next World Cup of Pastry, which will take place in Lyon in 2015. The three contestants were selected after an excellent elimination
The team chaired by Claire Hetzler and captained by Guillaume Mabilleu made good on the betting that made them favourites by placing France on top of the podium. Japan came in a clear second while Singapore took third place. Surprisingly, this year’s competition witnessed a low particpitation in the number of European countries.
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.