The 12 countries competing for the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in February
Nine of the countries where chosen from tour regional classifiers held in 2015: Turkey and Mauritius for the Africa Mediterranean zone; Canada and Brazil for the Americas zone; the Netherlands, France and Russia for the Europe zone; and finally China and South Korea for the Asia Pacific zone.
The other three countries completing the panel of candidates were the first 3 overall from the 2012 edition: Japan, the United States, and Taiwan.
Name of contestants by country and specialty:
| Baguette and Bread
|Antonio Carlos Cardoso
|Nicholas Scott Giusto
|Jeffrey De Leon
|Niek Van Waarde
In the junior category, “Young Bakery Hopefuls”, there are five candidates who were selected for the grand final:
Florian Raymond (Mauritius)
Elien De Herdt (Canada)
Raquel Lopez Van Beek (Spain)
Rianne Kuijntjes (The Netherlands)
John Reminis (Australia)