Pastry Blog & News
Awarding the professional talent, dignifying the plated dessert within gastronomy and praising high quality chocolate – these are the pillars on which the C3 Competition (Consecration Cercle des Chefs) stands, created and organized by the chocolate firm Valrhona.
Seung Yun Lee from Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School Melbourne, Australia was crowned first place and followed by second place by Chi Hsien Cheng from Le Meridien Taipei at the inaugural World Chocolate Masters Asia Pacific Selection in Taipei. Both won a full travel package to compete in the World Finals which will be held in Paris between 19th and 21st October 2011.
Once again it was a great festivity for pastry and art. There is a magical conjunction that is produced in this type of contests, where spectacular presence and sensitivity are enhanced in this artisan trade. The 22nd edition of the US Pastry Competition, the pastry competition annually organized by Paris Gourmet in New York
In this edition of the impressive Italian fair Sigep, the birth of a new and spectacular world championship for pastry chefs 23 years old and younger has been confirmed. We’re talking about the Junior Patisserie World Championship, which has held its first edition and was a great success.
The recent victory of the Spanish team in the Pastry World Cup is, for many reasons, a historical, extraordinary, and great achievement. The intense emotion when Gabriel Paillasson announced “l’Espagne” after seconds which seemed eternal is still alive.
Everything is ready. The biggest patisserie show in the world is approaching. There will be 19 countries competing in the 2011 edition, 19 teams that will fight to reach the highest spot on the podium and achieve glory. Lyon will once again be the world capital of patisserie for two days. The Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie reaches its twelfth edition since it was created by Gabriel Paillasson in 1989, and it does so with more strength than ever seen before.
The third edition of Spain’s Best Butter Croissant Contest was recently celebrated in Barcelona. This initiative, promoted by the Pastry Guild in Barcelona, encourages all professionals to present their product as a way of finding the perfect croissant. The size, the shape, without horns, the degrees it was cooked in, how crunchy the crust is, its airy and puffy cavities, and of course, flavor are the elements which the panel of judges uses to determine their verdict.
Starting with 2,500 pounds of some of the world’s best chocolate from Barry Callebaut the five contestants of the 2010 World Chocolate Masters U.S. selection competition didn’t waste any time over the two-day event, creating five different chocolate masterpieces, including a plated dessert, a multi-layered mousse cake, molded and hand-dipped pralines, and a towering showpiece made entirely out of chocolate.