Pastry Team USA

Representing the US in the World Pastry Cup

Pastry Team USA 2021 Tryout

Dear friends and colleagues,

After a few months of hit and miss we have secured a date and location for the selection of the U.S. Team which will participate in January 2021, in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France.

On Friday February 28th 2020, the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will host the finalists who, after careful review of all applications, will be invited to participate in this unique event.

The rules for the selection process can be downloaded here.

Pastry chefs who are interested to compete in this National Team Selection must send their application so they are received no later than January 14th at the following address:

Gilles Renusson
3042 Parkside Drive
Jenison, MI 49428

They may apply to participate in either of these three categories:

  • Sugar centerpiece and Chocolate entremets
  • Chocolate centerpiece and Plated dessert
  • Ice carving and ice cream dessert (entremets glace), plus entremets chocolate

On January 2nd the selected finalists will receive the official invitation to compete on February 28th 2020.

A jury group composed of members of previous US Pastry Teams will scrutinize the finalists during the eight hours of competition.

The pastry chefs who obtain the best scores in each category will join the 2021 U.S. Team.

The Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie was created in 1989 by Chef Gabriel Paillasson and Valrhona. After thirty years of Presiding over the most prestigious Pastry competition in the World, Chef Gabriel Paillasson has passed the torch of the Presidency to Chef Pierre Hermé.