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Le Cordon Bleu News, 01/27/2015
Italy won the 14th edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie
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Coupe du Monde Pâtisserie 2015
Italy won the 14th edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie

On Monday 27th January 2015, Italy won the 14th edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie taking place at Sirha in Lyon, France.

The prestigious contest saw 21 teams – composed of a pastry chef, a chocolate specialist and an ice-cream maker - from all parts of the world competing to win the esteemed Vase de Sèvres prize.

The rules were tougher this year and aimed to offer an even more exciting show.

In front of an audience of 2,700 supporters, Italy received the trophy after ten hours of intense competition. This is the 7th time Italy makes the podium. The country’s previous achievements include 2 gold medals (2015-1997), 2 silver medals (2011-2009) and 3 bronze medals (2013-2007-2001).

The final results :

Gold Medal – Italy
composed of Emmanuele Forcone, Francesco Boccia and Fabrizio Donatone

Silver Medal – Japan
composed of Kazuhiro Nakayama, Junji Tokunaga and Shinichi Sugita

Bronze Medal - United-States
composed of John Kraus, Joshua Johnson and Scott Green


Le Cordon Bleu London Master Chef Javier Mercado competed for the UK Team who achieved their best final results after ranking in 6th place. This is the highest rank ever achieved by a team from the UK.

Alongside Chef Javier, the UK team included Martin Chiffers (Executive Pastry Chef, Patissier – Chocolatier Brand Owner “Chiffers” Mitsokoshi Ginza Tokyo), Barry Johnson (Head Chocolatier at Rococo Chocolates), and Andrew Blas (Executive Pastry Chef, Cafe Royal)

Congratulations to all the teams who took part in the competition!

Chef Javier joined Le Cordon Bleu London in 2012 and has successfully competed in a number of pâtisserie competitions throughout his career including the World Pastry Teams Championship. He is now one of the key members of the Pâtisserie teaching team.

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