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Discover new talents : our ambition

Contributing to discover new talents

Initiated by Lesaffre as part of the fourth edition of the Louis Lesaffre Cup, the competition “Young Bakery Hopefuls” aims to promote young talents in bakery.

The idea is to encourage young people to go into the bakery profession. The participants are 18 to 21-year-olds who must be in training at a bakery school or on an apprenticeship at a bakery company.

A sideline test

On the sidelines of the Louis Lesaffre Cup, they are given the opportunity to express their creative talent and give free rein to their imagination. Coached by trainers who pass on know-how and key expertise, this new competition gives tomorrow’s bakers the opportunity to gauge themselves against each other at an international level for the first time.

Their assignment is to create a birthday spread for children aged 6 to 10 in four hours. After the event, an assessment is made and the young hopefuls are judged on their execution ability, technical level, professional motivation and ability to progress in the bakery profession and to structure their working methods.

At stake is the title of “World Best Young Bakery Hopeful”, which provides a first high-level recognition on the international bakery stage.

The Louis Lesaffre Cup, the leading event for the world’s greatest bakers

The Louis Lesaffre Cup, an international baking competition, includes several cycles of selections aimed at finding the best national teams that will go up against each other in the Bakery World Cup.

The Louis Lesaffre Cup makes the national selections from around 30 countries and international selections in four geographical regions:

  • Mediterranean Africa
  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific

This prestigious competition also aims to identify young bakery talents in order to assist them in their development. The Louis Lesaffre Cup is the premier event reflecting excellence, innovation and trends in the multicultural and unshakeable world of bakery.