The Ivory Coast national selection

The 3 candidates

The three candidates holding their trophy, from left to right: 
Laurent Seri, Baguette and World Breads
Yacinthe Basmouni, Viennese Pastries and
Gastronomic Bread Making
Kofi Nestor Kouame, Artistic Piece


Ivory coast team coach
Bread making Technician
Aboudramane Diabagate

Read an interview with the coach 

The national selection

It is the first team selected in the Africa Mediterranean zone. The Grands Moulins d’Abidjan and SAF Ivoire (a Lesaffre subsidiary) held meticulous national selections over five days (from 17th to 21st November) to select, from the 18 candidates present, the Ivory Coast’s three best bakers for the Louis Lesaffre Cup. The names of the winning candidates were announced in a festive atmosphere at the Abidjan Novotel hotel. The candidates’ family and friends were there to congratulate the winners.

All the Ivory Coast participants

The substitutes are :  
Doh KONE : Baguette et World Breads
Roland ZOGBEU : Viennese Pastries and Gastronomic Bread Making
Cheick Or'Yan AIDARA : Artistic Piece 

The sponsors of the Ivory Coast team :