Italy wins the Pastry World Cup but UK chef feels frozen out by politics

Sep 27, 2021 694

BY: Jez Fielder

Italy are the new pâtisserie world champions having beaten a strong field at the 2021 edition of the Pastry World Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie). In second place were Japan and in third place were the hosts, France. The team from Chile were given a special prize for team spirit, while the sustainability prize for zero waste went to Switzerland -- and the fans could not have provided more cowbell!

After 50 national and 4 continental selections, 11 countries spent a specially alloted amount of time creating their masterpiece desserts, culminating in the grand final on Saturday evening. Tension built to a crescendo inside the halls of Sirha Lyon as the results came in.

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