The Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie Club has appointed Pierre Hermé as the new President of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie contest on Tuesday 10th, September 2019.
Pierre Hermé started out in the trade by working with Gaston Lenôtre before imposing his unique vision and its creations, including subtle associations such as rose and litchi that he uses for his Ispahan raspberry dessert. He also revolutionized traditions and in the early 2000s he became a reference for the pastry industry worldwide. It is both for his genius pastry talent and international standing that Pierre Hermé has been chosen to officiate as President of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. This competition has revealed over the past 30 years the best young talents such as Christophe Michalak, Angelo Musa, Quentin Bailly or more recently Etienne Leroy, Pierre Marcolini, all winners of the World Cup. His commitment to the pastry trade will help to reveal the talents of tomorrow.
Pierre Hermé walks in the footsteps of Gabriel Paillasson, the man who dedicated his life and career to the gourmet sweet arts and founded the contest 30 years ago. Gabriel Paillasson is the holder of two ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ distinctions and has been instrumental in ensuring that the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie has become a prestigious contest that is acknowledged by all today, which he becomes Honorary President. Pierre Hermé will undoubtedly perpetuate its fundamental values including excellence and the sharing of skills and knowledge.
The next step of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie contest is the European Selection, the 12 and 13 January 2019, during the Europain trade fair in Paris.