India holds the first ever “Junior Pastry Cup Competition 2016″

For the first time ever in India, Elle & Vire brings for you a competition to hunt for The Junior Pastry Chef  in India. This competition will select among the best to represent Indian team at Junior Pastry World Cup 2017 in Italy. The Indian selection competition is open to all pastry professional, pastry/bakery students currently enrolled in culinary related institutions or training centers in India.


The event is being organized  by BAKERY REVIEW published by hammer Publishers in association with Rimini Fiera, Italy (organiser of SIGEP show) & Academy of Pastry Arts India Gurgaon. The Leela Ambience Hotel, Gurgaon is the hospitality partner for the event.

Participation in the competition is open to pastry citizens from India under 23 years of age (and therefore born after 21 January 1994).. The theme of the competition is “Planet Fantasy”. The event allows leading young pastry chefs to showcase their talents by creating advanced dessert and chocolate bonbon recipes exhibited along with highly technical sugar and chocolate sculpted showpieces.

Competitors will be judged on Artistic expression and technical skill,Professional ethics and hygiene and taste.There are strict guidelines and parameters on which the chefs will be judged at every stage.

The competition will be judged by top jury which includes  Chef Avijit Ghosh, Corporate Pastry Chef-Hotel LeelaVentures Ltd, Chef Ranveer Brar, TV Show host and food stylist, Chef Parvinder Singh Bali,Corporate Chef Learning and Development-The  Oberoi centre of learning and development,Nikesh Kumar Sharma,Managing Director Academy of Pastry Arts India,Malaysia and Phillipines.


According to Mr. Sanjay Tandon , VP, Dabon International Pvt. Ltd offering Elle &Vire in India “Being a Pastry chef is a wonderful career choice for anyone who is artistic and logical, practical and creative.  It’s a career with rich opportunities. Junior Pastry Indian Cup is our effort to motivate young generation to opt pastry chef as serious career. This first of its kind competition where it shall provide the young Pastry Chefs to practically demonstrate their skills,will also allow them an opportunity to pick up new nuances of Pastry making which is so important to grow in the profession.Besides the winner shall have the opportunity to represent India in Junior World Pastry Cup  in SIGEP”.

Says Mr Sanjay Anand ,Director Sales, Hammer Publishers Pvt Ltd, the event organizer, “Every year best young chefs from across the world participate and compete at SIGEP, Italy but its an honour that we have got the rights to organize and choose the best team from India this year that will represent at this prestigious event in the year 2017 and showcase their skills.”

About SIGEP: It is an International exhibition in which different cultures and food traditions meet and share and exchange projects. It is a place to facilitate global networking with pastry and gelato world.In the 38th edition of SIGEP in 2016, around 150 countries had participated and over one lakh visitors visited the grand show. It also hosted around 500 events on various themes. SIGEP 2017 expects another 8% increase in visitors.



What: The Junior Pastry Indian Cup 2016 

Where: Academy of Pastry Arts, Plot No. 64, National Highway 8, Service Lane, Udyog Vihar Phase IV, Near Airtel Office, Gurgaon

When:September 17, 2016 – September 18, 2016 from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm

Phone: 0124 2399006


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