On September 27th, Lima was scheduled to host the Copa Maya, the Latin America continental selection event for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie.
However, given the development in health measures, the uncertainty surrounding international travel and the requirements for hosting events, the I.O.C, in consultation with the Peruvian authorities, has decided to cancel the Copa Maya 2020.
The continental selection events for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie serve to determine 3 teams that will take part in the grand finale in Lyon as part of the Sirha trade fair in January.
For these selecting contests, a committee of chefs choose to select the countries that was selected in 2018. These countries will be selected to take part in the grand finales in Lyon, as part of the Sirha trade fair, on January 24 and 25, 2021 for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, and January 26 and 27, 2021 for the Bocuse d’Or.
The I.O.C. has therefore decided to select the 3 countries that won the Copa Maya in 2018 to represent Latin America for the Final. To encourage the teams, it has also been decided to attribute 1 wildcard to a country from Latin America. This wild card will be announced later.
In the presence of the official bailiff for the contest, the I.O.C. has selected :
These countries have until September 1st to confirm their participation to the Finale.
We are convinced that this Grand Finale - that will be held on January 24th and 25th, 2020 as part of the Sirha trade fair in Lyon - will more than ever stand as the great gathering event for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie family.
Rest assured that in these difficult times, all the members of the I.O.C., together with the Organising team, will do everything they can to support all the countries, whether they have been selected for the final or not.