One of my favorite world-class culinary events is the 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 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.
With so much to share, we pulled together photo highlights, including the event, Le Photographe’s official dessert plate photos and the carved ice section in this Postcard Series. We hope you enjoy this enchanting collection.
Beatrice S. Schneider
Creative DirectorChicago School of Mold Making
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Congratulations to the Winners!
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.
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.
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.
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 their wheelchair bound team member despite their limitation, had produced remarkable chocolate work.
The highly coveted Vase de Sèvres prize – offered by the President of the French Republic was awarded for best marks on their the buffet presentation went to Team Italy.
Other special prizes included:
• “Sculpted Ice” awarded to the Philippines who participated at the contest for the first time.
• “Chocolate” is awarded to Malaysia.
• “Sugar” is awarded to Denmark.
• “Best Promotional Campaign” is awarded to Switzerland.
• “Best Innovative Spirit” is awarded to Italy for the icing of its creations.
• “Press Prize” was awarded to Japan for it’s chocolate desserts.
• “Best Promotional Poster” is awarded to Morocco by the social media users.
Thank you for joining us and see you at the next event!