Mads KILSTRUP KRSTIANSEN
Nichlas JAIME FRESE
In the presence of the President founder of the competition, Gabriel Paillason, this 2014 edition placed six countries under the spotlight: Israel, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark.
Packed with exchanges and innovations the European selection for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie is the most grandiose show European patisserie has to offer. It is a wonderful showcase for Europe’s spectacular savoir-faire in the pastry art.
To celebrate this first-class event, Claire Heitzler, head pastry chef at Lasserre – Paris (two Michelin stars) has been chosen as the president of honour. Elected “Chef of the year 2012” as part of the Trophées organized by the magazine “Le Chef” and “Pastry Chef of the year 2013” by the Gault et Millau guide, Claire Heitzler is a pastry star and one of the few women to shine in a trade predominantly dominated by men.
«European pastry is buzzing with excitement. The reputation of the European Cup, selection event for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie is worldwide. I am honoured to be the ambassador of this international pastry celebration that offers intense encounters and exchanges in a friendly ambiance, and is at the forefront of trends and latest developments. Being a woman in this environment certainly adds an interesting touch. Chefs are keen to see more women in the trade as they know this is a source of balance and harmony», explains Claire Heitzler.
Four qualifying places for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2015. Five prizes were awarded after marking by the judges:
- 1st Prize: 4 000 € in prize money, a trophy and three gold medals, won by the United Kingdom
- 2nd Prize: 2 000 € in prize money, and three silver medals, won by the Danish team
- 3rd Prize: 1 000 € in prize money, and three bronze medals, won by the Swedish team
- Chocolate prize, won by Sweden
- Sugar prize, won by Denmark
- and also a wild card: Switzerland
Beyond the prizes, the six teams will also and more importantly endeavour to win one of the three tickets for the final of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, and thus to have the privilege of representing their country in this major event in the industry that will be held from January 24 to 28, 2015 in Lyon, France, as part of the Sirha trade exhibition.