Mexico City 2018 : 7 countries for the Copa Maya
On April 11th, 2018, the third edition of Copa Maya, the Latin American selection of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie will take place at Mexico City’s World Trade Center, as part of the Sirha Mexico trade show. The competition will be an opportunity to reveal new trends in the pastry industry, to demonstrate the best pastry techniques, and to showcase the passion and expertise of some of the most talented pastry chefs in the world. This year, with a brand-new layout and 8 state-of-the-art open kitchens, the public will be closer than ever to the action, and will live a truly immersive experience.
7 Countries in the Running
Copa Maya is one of four continental selections of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. After many national rounds all over the continent, 7 countries in Latin America have been selected to compete in this prestigious contest, and will serve their dishes in the following order:
At the end of a strenuous day and 6 hours of hard work, only 3 teams will win their tickets to the Finale, scheduled to take place in Lyon in 2019 during the Sirha trade show.
In the allotted 6-hour period, all 7 teams, composed of a pastry chef and a chocolatier, will have to produce:
- A sugar sculpture
- A chocolate sculpture
- 10 desserts on a plate
- 2 frozen desserts
While they are working, the Jury will have the task of marking the candidates’ hygiene, organization and technique. Once the tests are done, they will have 7 minutes to taste each team’s creations and will mark them based on flavor, texture, and originality. Only the 3 best teams that can demonstrate their dedication, flawless technique and originality will be able to go to the Finale in the hopes of winning the ultimate prize: Being world champion of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie.
The next Grand Finale of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie will take place on the 27th and 28th of January 2019 during the Sirha Trade Show, celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Luis Jorge GARCIA
Walter Mariano ZICHERT
Alan Fernando COCOM ANDUEZA
Victor PADILLA MARTINEZ