03 Nov. 2018
The 7th Relais Desserts Charles Proust competition, a gourmet and highly technical contest, has revealed its newbatch of future stars of desserts.
A gateway to the highly desirable MOF (Best Worker of France) distinction, the Relais Desserts Charles Proust competition took place at the Chocolate Trade Show in Paris on Wednesday, October 31st; 11 young pastry workers were competing in this 2018 edition.
Once more, each candidate in the running at this illustrious contest—re-launched in 2006 by the Relais Desserts Association—tried to show more imagination, more creativity and technique than the other to create pieces as beautiful as gourmet.
The themes? On the artistic side it was comics, with a creation intended for presenting three individual chestnut-based cakes, the key ingredient of the tasting theme this year.
The outcome? This 7th edition uncovered four very promising young pastry chefs, the first three prizes going to the contestant with the most points for both their artistic piece and the cakes made for the tasting. Knowing that a jury of experts gave the marks, as always. This year the honorary president of the competition was Frédéric Cassel who’s also the honorary president of Relais Desserts, Claire Heitzler was the tasting president, Thierry Bamas, MOF (Best Worker of France) pastry chef, the artistic judge, Mercotte the people’s judge and Gilbert Pytel, journalist and dessert gourmet, the press judge.
The four winners of the Relais Desserts Charles Proust 2018 Competition?
- 1st Prize Charles Proust
- People’s Prize
- Artistic Prize
- Tasting Prize
with his “Dream” recipe and his “Dragon” artistic piece
- 2nd Prize Charles Proust
with his “Baker Street” recipe and his “Sherlock Holmes” artistic piece
- 3rd Prize Charles Proust
with his “Chestnut Nugget” recipe and his “Abstract… Stroke of a pen” artistic piece
- Press Prize
with his “The Spip” recipe and his “Marsupilami” artistic piece
See you in 2020!
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The 4e Prize equally placed of this Relais Desserts Charles Proust 2018 Competition