JANUARY 2019



MALAYSIA IMPOSES ITS TALENT FOR THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COUPE DU MONDE DE LA PATISSERIE

This Monday 28th January 2019, Malaysia has won for the first time the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie in Lyon. The prestigious contest was celebrating its 30th anniversary in the heart of the Sirha trade exhibition!

21 teams converging from all corners of the world competed over 2 days of impassioned competition to win the title of “World Pastry Champion”. Among the participating countries the team, composed of Wei Loon TAN (sugar specialist), Otto TAY (chocolate specialist) and Ming Ai LOI (ice specialist), impressed the jury and won over the judges thanks to a most creative and surprising performance.

For the 30th anniversary, the contest was keen to challenge the participants’ technical and creative skills by requiring for the first time that the 63 pastry chefs prepare a 100% vegan dessert. Wei Loon TAN, Otto TAY and Ming Ai LOI stood out among the other competitors under the watchful eye of Gabriel Paillasson (President founder of the contest), Philippe Rigollot (President of the International Committee), Etienne Leroy (President of the jury) and Gilles Renusson (President of Honour).

Gabriel Paillasson has particularly appreciated their work : « It is the first time Malaysia is on the podium and it’s a  new proof that in life when you are a good worker and you have a good professor, you get that kind of result. The presentation work was great and they followed the rules. It is important to me that the whole pastry world evolves and all teams have increased their level.

THE RESULTS

GOLD – MALAISIE
Sucre : Wei Loon TAN, 32 ans, Academy of Pastry Arts, SELANGOR
Chocolat : Otto TAY, 30 ans, Dobla Asia, BA RIA-VUNG TAU
Glace : Ming Ai LOI, 29 ans, Academy of Pastry Arts, SELANGOR

SILVER – JAPON
Sucre : Fumiaki ITO, 39 ans, Pâtisserie Maison Douce, HACHIOJI
Chocolat : Mirai NISHIYAMA, 35 ans, Henri Charpentier, NISHINOMIYA
Glace : Ryohei OGUMA, 36 ans Gourmet Wako, TOKYO

BRONZE – ITALIE
Sucre : Lorenzo PUCA, 29 ans, Pasticcieria pannamore, VASTO
Chocolat : Mattia CORTINOVIS, 23 ans, Pasticceria Cortinovis, RANICA
Glace : Andrea RESTUCCIA, 26 ans, Pasticceria Beddini, ROMA

Vase de Sèvres prize: Malaysia also obtained the best marks in the Tasting and was presented with the prize offered by the President of the French Republic.

SPECIAL PRIZES

The « Eco-responsible prize », presented to the team most respectful of the raw materials used: United Kingdom

Sculpted Ice prize: Victor Dagatan, USA

Chocolate prize: Justin Williams, Australia

Sugar prize: Jamie Houghton, United Kingdom

Team spirit prize: Australia

Best promotional campaign prize : Chile

Press prize: Australia

Best poster prize: Morocco

RANKING

RANKING

COUNTRY

MARK

1

                                  Malaysia

11 904

2

Japan

11 862

3

Italy

11 083

4

USA

10 947

5

United Kingdom

10 833

6

Australia

10 416

7

Singapore

10 337

8

Belgium

9 573

9

South Korea

9 100

10

Taiwan

9 025

11

China

9 018

12

Sweden

8 881

13

Argentina

8 457

14

Poland

8 349

15

Morocco

8 209

16

Chile

8 047

17

Mexico

7 947

18

Tunisia

7 191

19

Egypt

7 021

20

Algeria

6 958

21

Brazil

6 262