June 2015

COPA MAYA will be held as part of Sirha MEXICO in February 2016!

Mexico City – World Trade Center
10 February 2016

Copa Maya -the Latin American selection event for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie- will be held as part of the first edition of Sirha Mexico!
Organised by GL events Exhibitions, the next edition of the prestigious contest will take place in February 2016 at the heart of Mexico City during the very first Sirha Mexico trade show. A unique opportunity at the heart of the booming Latin American gastronomy.

Copa Maya, the Latin American selection event for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie
The Copa Maya will take place during Sirha Mexico on February 10th 2016. This event is a mandatory stage in the selection process for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. Six teams from all parts of Latin America will be selected in November 2015 to take part in the contest in February 2016. The three best teams will join the other finalists admitted to participate in the grand final in Lyon France in January 2017 as part of the Sirha trade show. Copa Maya also aims to promote at the highest level the formidable and most promising potential of Latin American gastronomy.

A jury composed of prestigious pastry chefs
President of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie Club and founder of the contest, Gabriel Paillasson will be the President of Honour of the Copa Maya. He will preside over a jury composed of some of the best pastry chefs from Latin America of the moment. The exact composition of the jury will be announced in October 2015.

Mexico City hosts its first Sirha
Sirha is a world leader in the Catering and Food Service industry and boasts a strong presence on the international scene. For the first time it will bring professionals of the catering trade together in Mexico. Sirha is the trade show that brings together all players of the food service industry at a same venue. For its first edition Sirha Mexico proposes an exhaustive offering: products, equipment, kitchen and dining room supplies, new technologies, etc. and expects to welcome around 8,000 visitors.

Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie
“Since its creation in 1989, the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie stands out thanks to its unique openness, welcoming talents from all horizons and promoting new nations on the international stage. Every two years the contest brings together in Lyon 22 teams who offer a superb live performance, demonstrating dazzling artistic creativity and gourmet excellence.” Gabriel Paillasson

The prestigious Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie international contest was held for the first time in 1989 by talented pastry chef Gabriel PAILLASSON. Toward the end of the 1980s, in the wake of the success encountered by the Bocuse d’Or contest, Mr Paillasson decided to create a similar event dedicated to pastry chefs and the first edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie was held on January 21st and 22nd 1989 in Lyon, France. Today, the grand final of the contest is held every two years at Lyon, as part of Sirha – World Hospitality & Food Service Event. In January 2015, Emmanuele FORCONE, Francesco BOCCIA and Fabrizio DONATONE (Italy) came first in the final in Lyon.

GL events Exhibitions Food Service Division

Led by Marie-Odile Fondeur, the Food Service Division boasts impressive expertise and experience in the organisation of trade shows and events for all types of catering. The most emblematic being the Sirha trade exhibition – benchmark event in the food service and hospitality industry – and the prestigious Bocuse d’Or and Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie contests, which finals are held every two years as part of Sirha in Lyon (France).
The next events organised by GL events Exhibitions Food Service Divisions are:

Omnivore Shanghai 18 – 20 June 2015
Bocuse d’Or France 21 – 22 September 2015
Sirha Rio 14 – 16 October 2015, with the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie Brazil and Bocuse d’Or Brazil national selection event
Sirha Istanbul 26 – 28 November 2015, with the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie Turkey and Bocuse d’Or Turkey national selection event
Sirha Geneva 24 – 26 January 2016, with the Coupe Europe – continental selection event for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie
Europain Paris 5 – 9 February 2016
Sirha Budapest 8 – 11 May 2016, with the Bocuse d’Or Europe (continental selection event)
Sirha Mexico 10 – 12 February 2016, with the Copa Maya – Latin American continental selection event for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie as well as the Bocuse d’Or selection event for Latin America

The next edition of Sirha Lyon will be held from January 21st to 25th 2017 at Eurexpo, Lyon (France).

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