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Le Cordon Bleu News, 01/13/2015
Pastry World Cup 2015
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25th - 26th January 2015

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Pastry World Cup 2015
Pastry World Cup 2015

This January, Le Cordon Bleu London pâtisserie chef Javier Mercado - as part of the Team Pastry UK - will take part in the prestigious Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie competition taking place at Sirha in Lyon.

The UK team comprises : 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)

The event takes place from 25th to 26th January and is part of the renowned hospitality trade show SIRHA in Lyon. The UK team will be competing against 21 other countries to win the prestigious title.

During the final, candidates will have to complete six spectacular works in 10 hours:

  • 3 chocolate desserts
  • 3 frozen fruit desserts
  • 12 desserts on a plate
  • 1 artistic creation made of sugar
  • 1 artistic creation made of chocolate
  • 1 artistic creation mode of sculpted ice

In addition,  the candidates will face technical challenges for their artistic creations made of chocolate and sculpted ice. They will be required for the first time to sculpt a whole block of chocolate and integrate it in their artistic chocolate creation. They will also work with two ice blocks similar in size in order to create their sculpted ice masterpiece.

These highly technical challenges are in addition to the jury members requirements in terms of taste and aesthetics.

The UK team qualified for the final after winning  the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie European Cup in January 2014. The competition final aims to showcase the evolution of pâtisserie skills, promote new ideas in gourmet pastry and motivate young professionals in the industry.

Chef Javier Mercado has successfully competed in a number of pâtisserie competitions throughout his career including the World Pastry Teams Championship.

Le Cordon Bleu is pleased to support the UK Coupe du Monde team, and wish them every success for the final.

For further details on the UK Coup du Monde team and to follow their progress, visit:



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