Europain, one of the largest baking and pastry tradeshows in the world, wrapped up last month with a record number of attendees and even a visit from the French president.
The international pastry competition held every four years, the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, captivated the audience per usual. And for the first time in history, South Korea took first place on the podium!
The winners were:
1st place: South Korea – Baguette and Bread of the World (Chang-Min LEE) ; Viennoiserie and Savoury Bakery (Jong-Ho KIM) ; Artistic Creation (Yong-Joo PARK)
2nd place: Taïwan – Baguette and Bread of the World (Chung-Yu HSIEH) – Viennoiserie and Savoury Bakery (Yu-Chih CHEN) – Artistic Creation (Peng-Chieh WANG)
3rd place: France – Baguette and Bread of the World (Cyrille MARTIN) ; Viennoiserie and Savoury Bakery (Déborah OTT) – Artistic Creation (Claude CASADO)
In addition to the Coupe du Monde, Europain hosted:
• 63,282 professionals, 27 % of international visitors from 137 countries
• 679 exhibitors
• 5 competitions, 134 candidates, 15 awards, 61 judges
• 5 spaces dedicated to demonstrations with 140 specific animations and conferences
• 7 tons of bread, cakes and other food products offered by the exhibitors to the Red Cross at the show closure.
Europain correspondent Elizabeth Meaney was kind enough to share images of some cakes on display: