Coupe du Monde 2015 Pâtisserie
One of my favorite world-class culinary events is the truly epic Sirha Show at EurExpo Lyon-France. Held every two years, it hosts two of the culinary world's most prestigious competitions, one being the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2015. This year’s event welcomed 21 teams comprised of a pastry chef, chocolate specialist and ice-cream maker-chef, from all over the world. Held over two long days, kept lively by 2,700 cheering supporters, the intense competition was scrutinized by the top judges who critiqued the teams and their work based on tenacity, creativity and innovation.

The Gold went to Team Italy; Emmanuele Forcone, Francesco Boccia and
Fabrizio Donatone. They took home the Gold Medal, the Gold Trophy, and 21’000 Euros in prize money.

The Silver was awarded to Team Japan; Kazuhiro Nakayama, Junji Tokunaga and
Shinichi Sugita. They brought home the Silver Medal, the Silver Trophy, and 12’000 euros in prize money.

The Bronze went to Team USA; John Kraus, Joshua Johnson and Scott Green, who brought home the Bronze Medal, the Bronze Trophy, and 6’000 euros in prize money.

As a special prize "Team spirit" was awarded to Guatemala for it's solidarity and teamwork. At the award ceremony, the announcement of their prize got an emotional standing ovation as one of their team members, despite limited mobility, produced remarkable chocolate work.

With so much to share, we pulled together photo highlights, including the event, Le Photographe's official dessert photos and the Ice section in this Postcard Series. We hope you enjoy this magical eye-candy!

sweet wishes,

Beatrice S. Schneider
Creative Director
Chicago School of Mold Making
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