Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2019 is fast approaching, and the running order of the competition was announced this week.
For the Grande Finale 2019, only five countries were automatically qualified for the finale in Lyon, France, based on their past performance, instead of the usual seven. These teams are, in order: Italy, Japan, the United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. There will be 21 teams competing in total.
Team USA will be in Lab 1 on Day 1, with Team Japan, 2017’s Silver medalists, in Lab 3. The No. 1 ranked Team Italy will be in Lab 5. Rounding out the Top 5 countries, South Korea will be in Lab 9 on Day 1. The United Kingdom is the only county in the Top 5 slated for Day 2, who will be in Lab 3.
Here is the full running order for the competition, which will take place Jan. 27-28, 2019.