Pastry World Cup and Bocuse d’Or selections set for New Orleans in 2024
November 9, 2023
By Bakers Journal
New Orleans, La. – From June 11-13, 2024, New Orleans will host the two continental selections of the Pastry World Cup and Bocuse d’Or international culinary and pastry competitions.
On June 11, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, up to eight countries from North and South America will take part in the Americas selection of the Pastry World Cup. The three teams on the podium will qualify for the Grand Finale, which will take place during Sirha Lyon, France, in January 2025.
A new feature of this cycle will be an emblematic dessert of the country hosting the continental selections. The candidate teams will have to work around a staple American dessert, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The United States is one of the world’s largest pastry scene, from which many desserts have become popular and consumed all around the world, such as cookies, brownies, cheesecakes, or the Louisiana pecan pie,” said Pierre Hermé, president of the Pastry World Cup. “Being able to count on the hospitality of New Orleans is a privilege, but also a chance to highlight the varied culinary heritage of the entire region.”
On June 12 and 13, the Bocuse d’Or Americas will take over the stage, with up to 12 countries competing. The jury will qualify the five best teams for the Grand Finale of the Bocuse d’Or, also scheduled in January 2025 in France, during next Sirha Lyon.
After a period of national selections, the year 2024 will be punctuated by the various continental selections of the Pastry World Cup and the Bocuse d’Or: Europe, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
These will begin with the European Selection of the Pastry World Cup, on Jan. 21 and 22, 2024, during Sirha Europain in Paris. The competition will see eight major European nations compete, including France, Italy and Belgium, and the three best teams will qualify for the Grand Finale.
The Bocuse d’Or Europe will be held March 19-20, 2024, in Trondheim, Norway. Of the 20 nations taking part, only 10 will qualify for the Grand Finale in January 2025, during Sirha Lyon.
Download this poster with details about the competitions.
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