A young dutchwoman is crowned World Young Bakery Hopeful!

On 5th February 2016, as the EUROPAIN show opened at Paris Villepinte, the first world final of the new L esaffre competition, “Young Bakery Hopefuls©”, took place. A winner was selected and a special food critic’s prize was also awarded.


There were 35 young apprentice bakers who took part in the international selections organised as part of the Louis Lesaffre Cup, but only five made it through to the innovative final that was to select the World Young Bakery Hopeful. Florian RAYMOND from Mauritius, Raquel LOPEZ VAN BEEK from Spain, Rianne KUINTJES from the Netherlands, Elien DE HERDT from Canada and John REMINIS from Australia.

And it was with emotion and joy that this very first title of World Young Bakery Hopeful was awarded to a passionate and driven young woman: Rianne KUINTJES from the Netherlands. She was trained by the coach Richard JANSEN to create products that blended aesthetics, great tastes and variety. Alongside Rianne, the young Australian John REMINIS received the special food critic’s prize. Congratulations to our winners and to all the candidates and coaches for this unique experience and this superb competition.

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