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Discover the 2018 World Master Bakers!

From 3rd to 5th February, the much-anticipated Masters de la Boulangerie organised by Lesaffre, took place, at the heart of the Europain show in Paris. 3 World Master Bakers have been awarded in each specialty of the competition (Gourmet Baking, Nutritional Bread Making and Artistic Bread Making).

Artists-experts in international baking, also visionaries and pioneers for their profession, the 3 new elite bakers have just been awarded the honorary title of 2018 World Master Baker. Until now, a title held by only 6 of their fellow bakers in the world. Men and women who are writing a new page in the history of baking…

The winners are…

Déborah Ott (France)
Gourmet Baking

Déborah Ott

The first (young) woman to achieve such a title, Déborah was spotted in 2008, as the Best Young Baker in France. She wants to live her passion, and in particular to share it around the world by passing on her knowhow. She produces works of art, “jewels” or “haute couture”, putting her noticeable and truly feminine stamp on the craft of gourmet bread making.

Déborah OTT has been supported during her preparation to the competition by Lesaffre, Bongard et
Distribinox and through the lens of photographer Jean-François BOHLER, under the aegis of her coach Xavier HONORIN.

Peter Bienefielt (The Netherlands)
Nutritional Bread Making

Peter Bienefelt

5th generation of a family of bakers, in 2015 Peter won the Louis Lesaffre Cup Europe in a team, his springboard for the Masters de la Boulangerie. The motto of this father-of-three: “A return to source
with a touch of inventiveness”. Which can be found in his Bake & Dine challenge, “The Tasty Highlight”, an eye-catching bread in a bread that was a visual feast.

Peter has been supported during his preparation to the competition by Rademakers
Hoofspons, Nbov, Koopmans, Zeelandia, Sonneveld, Spronk, Bake Plus, Beko Nederland, Hateso
Nederland at Le Nouveau Chef, under the aegis of his coach Hans SOM.

Peng-Chieh Wang (Taiwan)
Artistic Bread Making

Peng-Chieh Wang

The son of a baker, Peng-Chieh strives to surpass himself in baking competitions, which “train perseverance and moderate thought”. His artistic piece, “Taiwanese Folklore Art”, is the bakery expression of his vision. “Perseverance is one of the most remarkable values in our religion.”

Peng-Chieh has been supported during his preparation to the competition
by TAIPEI Bakery Association, UNI – President enterprise corporation,
Shakespeare Bakery, Wu Pao Chun Bakery, Taiwan Baking Competition Council, under the aegis of his coach Wu Pao CHUN.

Read more on the details of their bread pieces, the summary of the competition, and the realisations of the other candidates
in the press release here

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