France won the 13th edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. Japan and Italy took second and third place in the competition…
France won the 13th annual edition of the World Pastry Cup. Pastry chefs in 22 teams from 5 continents clashed in an amazing atmosphere in which they had to design and prepare three entries (sugar, ice & chocolate). After 10 hours of competition, France received the trophy to the applause of the crowds. Quentin Bailly, Mathieu Blandin & Joffrey Lafontaine received the most prestigious trophy in the pastry world, but also the gold medal and a cheque of 21 000€. Daisuke Tomita, Koh Moriyama & Tetsuro Asaki (Japan) won the silver medal and a cheque of 12 000€. Francesco Boccia, Lucca Cantarin & Marcello Boccia (ITALY) won the bronze medal and a cheque of 6 000€.
The France team has distinguished itself from the other 21 teams in a unbridled atmosphere. Every team, made of a chocolate maker, a pastry chef and a ice-cream maker had 10 hours to achieved:
– 3 chocolate dessert using Valrhona grands crus
– 3 frozen fruit desserts from the Ravifruit range
– 12 identical desserts on a plate
– An artistic creation made of sugar
– An artistic creation made of chocolate
– An artistic creation made of sculpted hydric ice
The candidates competed with talent and creativity under the watchful eye of the jury members, 22 competitor countries and a special jury chaired by Jacques Charrette (President of the International Jury), Jordi Bordas (President of Honour).
Special Prizes 2013
BELGIUM won the SCULPTED ICE PRIZE, marks awarded for presentation and appeal
FRANCE won the CHOCOLATE PRIZE, marks awarded for chocolate presentation
ITALY won the SUGAR PRIZE, marks awarded for sugar presentation
FRANCE won the VASE DE SEVRES PRIZE awarded for the highest totals for presentation
IVORY COAST won the PRIZE FOR BEST PROMOTION!
TUNISIA won the PRIZE for the best TEAM SPIRIT
SOUTH KOREA won the PRESS PRIZE
UNITED KINGDOM won the prize for the BEST POSTER