On Wednesday July 13, after 5 hours of intense competition, 3 teams have officially qualified for the Grand Finale of the Pastry World Cup, which will be held on January 20-21, 2023 during Sirha Lyon: Chile, USA, and Argentina.

The host country for these selections, Chile, took the first place. Led by Alejandro Espinoza and Javiera Villegas, the Chilean team won over the jury with surprising creations combining the shape of flowers and a fish sailing a big wave from the Pacific Ocean, which perfectly depicted the theme proposed by the team: “The Nature Blooms”.

USA, for its first participation, took second place, just before Argentina. The 7 teams had to create two frozen fruit entremets, twelve frozen lollipops, seven restaurant-style desserts as well as two 145 cm artistic pieces.

The full rankings of the Americas Pastry Cup 2022:

  1. Chile
  2. USA
  3. Argentina
  4. Colombia
  5. Canada
  6. Mexico
  7. Brazil

The next stages of the 2022 continental selections are the African Pastry Cup on September 10 (Dakhla, Morocco) and the Asian Pastry Cup on October 25-26 (Singapore), during which the last teams will qualify to participate in the Grand Finale.

The Grand Finale will bring together 20 teams from all over the world from the 5 continental selections (European Pastry Cup, Americas Pastry Cup, African Pastry Cup, Asian Pastry Cup, Middle-East Pastry Cup), the 2021 podium and the 4 wild cards, awarded by the International Organizing Committee