Japan’s victory announcement, presented by Moe Takahashi, Naritoshi Suzuka, Yusaku Shibata, Sarah Leone closes the 18th edition of the Pastry World Cup during 2023. The win rewards the technique and creativity of the compositions proposed by the team. France and Italy complete the second and third podium respectively.
Discover the podiums of the Grand Finale of the 2023 Pastry World Cup
1scheduled tribe : Japan – Moe Takahashi (chocolate), Naritoshi Suzuka (sugar), Yusaku Shibata (ice)
2Ra : France – Georges Cousnas (chocolate), Jeremy Massing (sugar), Jana Lai (ice)
3third : Italy – Jacopo Zorzi (chocolate), Alessandro Petito (sugar), Martina Brachetti (ice)
4th : United-Kingdom – Martin Chiffers (chocolate), Nicolas Houchet (sugar), Michael Ho Lam Quan (ice)
5th : South Korea – Kwang Man Jung (chocolate), Jeong Beon Kim (sugar), Ho Yong Lim (ice)
6th : Malaysia – Charles Lim (chocolate), Pui Teng Mun (sugar), Jun Wei Goh (ice)
7th : USA – François Behuet (chocolate), Jordan Snyder (sugar), Julie Esslinger (ice)
8th : Chinese Taipei – Yu-Wei Tzu (Chocolate), Sun-Han Chan (Sugar), Yuan-Pin Chang (Ice)
9th : Argentina – Matias Dragoon (chocolate), Lucas Carballo (sugar), Rabe Darre (ice)
10th Canada: Jacob Pelletier (chocolate), Patrick Boullie (sugar), Ross Baisas (ice)
1 1th : Chile – Alejandro Espinoza (chocolate), Javier Villegas (sugar), Nico Ibache (ice)
12th : MOROCCO – Abdelkader Ezzatioui (chocolate), Ali Gousaid (sugar), Omar Adib (ice)
13th : Colombia – Carlos de Avila (chocolate), Debbie Sanchez (sugar), Laura Mojica (ice)
14th : Philippines – Anthony J. Segubianes (chocolate), Vergel Iral (sugar), Angelica Hong (ice)
15th : Mauritius – Stéphane Labstide (Chocolate), Pravesh Gokhula (Sugar), Shivam Marodaya (Ice)
16th : Tunisia – Moez Krid (chocolate), Bechir Hamed (sugar), Duminda Sapu Arachchige (ice)
17th Egypt: Ahmed Abubakar (chocolate), Marzouk Marzouk (sugar), Mourtada Abdellatif (ice)
Eco-Responsible Prices: Canada – Jacob Pelletier (chocolate), Patrick Boullie (sugar), Ross Baisas (ice)
Over 10 hours, 17 teams, each made up of a chocolatier, a sugar specialist and an ice cream master, created 42 tasting desserts and 3 artistic pieces on the theme of climate change.
Pierre Hermé, president of the competition, Cédric Grolet, honorary president of this edition, as well as the entire jury, were mesmerized by the Japanese team’s creations, and their work based on air was meant to respect the “climate change” theme. Pastry World’s Cup.
All the members of the jury appreciated the team spirit along with not wasting the products.
“The level of competition rises from one edition to the next, as evidenced by the very tight results,” testifies Pierre Hermé, president of the World Pastry Cup. It is with great emotion that we reward Japan, a country used to the podium, who once again comes out on top, 16 years after their last victory.
“All the candidates were very passionate, which is a satisfaction for me as a pastry chef,” says Cédric Grolet, Honorary President of the Pastry World Cup. “I want to thank all the people who worked here for helping me to rediscover this wonderful profession, which evolves day by day, visually and technically”.
The team of Moe Takashi, Naritoshi Suzuka and Yusaku Shibata allowed Japan to win the first step of the podium this year, after finishing second on the podium for the previous 5 editions. The victory allows the country of the rising sun to win its first gold medal since 2007 and add a third World Cup to its list of achievements.
After finishing third during the 2021 edition, the French team composed of Georges Cousannes, Jeremy Massing and Jana Lai is back on the podium in this 18th edition. A runner-up title that rewards the outstanding work done by the team during the events.
Italy is back on the podium after winning 3 gold medals. This third place is even more symbolic because Gelato candidate Martina Brachetti is the first Italian woman selected for the Pastry World Cup.