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The Louis Lesaffre Cup launches its 4th edition with new challenges for the candidates – reworked specialities, a more international breadmaking culture, better adapted to current bakery trends… Enough to inspire every baker who wishes to win over customers… without forgetting the baton passing – a demonstration by “Young Bakery Hopefuls” coached by the national team.
The Louis Lesaffre Cup always aims to be the bakery competition that reflects the bakery trends of today – and the future. As such, it must evolve with each new edition. The other competitions in the cycle will evolve in its wake.
An expanded jury: In addition to a jury composed of 4 bakery experts who will score the candidates on the technical standard achieved, the jury will now have new elements: a nutritional advisor (non-scoring) and a "press" jury formed of two members (non-scoring): one food critic and one mainstream press journalist.
Reworked specialities: the specialities have been modified in such a way that through this competition bakery experts will be trained – and their knowledge will positively influence international baking.
3 specialities on the competition programme
The “Young Bakery Hopefuls”
At each international selection opening, the team will introduce a young person that they have coached for a demonstration. In this way, organisers hope the competition can contribute to passing on professional knowledge.
The international selections pit teams from different continental zones against each other
9th to 16th of April
Baking CenterTM Lesaffre Ozmaya Turkey – Istanbul
29th of May to 4th of June
Baking CenterTM of Lesaffre Argentina Argentina – Buenos Aires
24th to 28th of August
Baking CenterTM of Lesaffre International
11th to 14th of November
SIAL INTERFOOD Exhibition Indonesia– Jakarta
Three winning countries from the previous Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (Japan, USA, Taiwan) have already been pre-selected to take part in the 2016 Coupe du Monde, during which they will fight for their title once more. They must however select new candidates to form their national team.
Follow the national selections of the officially registered countries, see below
Africa / Mediterranean
Australia - China - Indonesia - South Korea - Vietnam