The renowned members of the jury for the Asia Pacific selection

An exceptional jury, for an exceptional competition… Lesaffre is proud to present, under the benevolent eye of jury president Pierre ZIMMERMANN, the personalities who will make up this forth and last jury of the Louis Lesaffre Cup, 4th edition.


 

MARIO FORTIN (Canada)
Technical jury – International Baking Consultant

According to Mario Fortin, “Passion, skill and devotion” are the key ingredients for success. For him, taking part in the 2004 Louis Lesaffre Cup (as Viennese pastry candidate) was a revelation - he could work anywhere in the world. So, he repeated the experience, this time as coach for the Canadian team, in 2007, 2010, and 2015. Highly motivated, he responded to the competition’s international dimension by integrating typically Canadian products into the bread production. Passionate about the world of bread making, he never stops developing his network around the world. Today, he is an international baking consultant and president of FORMA-LAB. He sees international gatherings and the sharing of different cultures as a way to expand the bakery profession and increase its renown. This is why he is constantly involved in the greatest bakery competitions as a jury member.

 

 

JOHAN SORBERG (Sweden)
Technical Jury – Instructor at the Bakery Institute

Johan is one of Sweden’s most eminent bakers. He acquired this title when he was 17 and at 35, he opened his own bakery. Now, he has two that he runs in Stockholm. Featuring as a jury member in highly popular TV shows in Sweden, has enabled Johan to build his reputation on the international stage. In 2000, he received the Académie Gastronomique’s silver medal. Immediately afterwards, the Swedish national team did him the great honour of choosing him as coach. For the past two years, he has worked as a consultant. He advises bakers who wish to open their own business or helps them to work through any problems. For him, being a jury member is a real opportunity to learn and to meet the best bakers in the world. The passion that he shows for his craft, will certainly provide a shot of dynamism for all the teams.

 

 

William WIRJAATMADJA WONGSO (Indonesia)
Food Critic juror – Culinary expert

This Indonesian culinary master took his first professional steps alongside renowned experts in the fields of baking, pâtisserie, confectionery and ice cream… Throughout his training, he never hesitated to cross borders to quench his thirst for knowledge: Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, France and even California to study œnology. He then landed in Paris, at the Cordon Bleu school, to familiarise himself with French culinary arts. The founder of ACMI (Aku Cinta Masakan Indonesia), his many talents are now acknowledged by the international culinary community. He is also happy to pass on his know-how in his own bakery or restaurants, or even during professional competitions!