After 5 hours of tests, Chile won the Americas Pastry Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie), thus qualifying for the World Cup to be held in France.
Held in Metropolitan Santiago, the team led by Alejandro Espinoza and Javiera Villegas won the prestigious award thanks to their amazing creations that combined the shape of a flower and a fish surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean, which perfectly illustrated the theme proposed by the team: “Nature Blooms“.
But they were not the only Chileans in the contest. Chef Gustavo Sáez – Honorary President of this edition of the competition, elected best pastry chef of 2016 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurant in Latin America and also winner of the Copa Maya in 2018, won with the Chilean team – was one of the jurors of the event, casting his vote for the U.S. team, third place in the competition.
The Pastry World Cup Grand Final will be held between January 20th and 21st, 2023, in Sirha Lyon, France, welcoming 20 teams from around the world.
Events in Chile
Chile’s triumph in the America’s Pastry Cup consolidates Chilean cuisine among the best in the world, thus becoming an important tourist attraction. Moreover, it highlights the characteristics of our country for international congresses, events, and incentive trips.
Beatríz Román, director (s) of Sernatur, emphasized this importance, stating that “this type of event translates into a reactivation of tourism”.
The Americas Pastry Cup is also the first official event since the inauguration of Metropolitan Santiago, formerly Casa Piedra. The meeting center is managed by the French GL events and has an area of 16,000 square meters and a park of 51,000 square meters with views of the Andes Mountain Range.
Pictures courtesy of the Pastry World Cup / White Mirror