Over the weekend, Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education hosted the tryouts for the team that will represent the United States in the most prestigious pastry competition in the world – La Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie (the World Pastry Cup) held in Lyon, France. The public was invited to attend, and hundreds showed up to watch these amazing artists craft works in chocolate, sugar, and ice. Even better, GRCC culinary arts students personally assisted the competitors (talk about hands-on learning)!
After hours of intense deliberations from the jury (which included World Pastry Cup winner Ewald Notter and Food Network Challenge’s Kerry Vincent), the team selected was:
- Andy Chlebana
- Christophe Feyt
- Stephen Durfee
- Roy Pell (Alternate)
A larger gallery of photos from the event is available here. More information at grcc.edu/pastrycup