The 2016 Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie will be held at the Europain trade show in Paris, France, on February 5-9. Bread Bakers Guild Team USA (Nicky Giusto, Jeffrey de Leon, and Jacob Baggenstos) will be competing against teams from 11 other countries for the title of "Champion du Monde."
Usually a large number of Guild members travel to Paris to see the latest baking equipment and innovations at the trade show and to cheer on Team USA at the Coupe.
Here's some information for those who are going:
Coupe Travel Packages
Froggy Travel/Premier Vacations has put together travel packages to Paris for Guild members who are planning to attend the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie next February.
Available for purchase in any combination: airfares, hotel rooms, transportation to hotel, museum pass, and Paris Visite card. Some great deals are available!
View the flyer here .
Email link to Froggy Travel.
Admission to Europain and the Coupe du Monde is free, but you must pre-register online and print your badge. There will be badge holders available at the convention center.
To request your badge, click here.
(The categories will amuse you: 1) Professional 2) Unemployed/Company Creator/Student. We non-professionals can all be unemployed together.)
Paris 2016 - Travelers' Meet-Up
Share your contact information and connect with other Guild members who are traveling to Paris. Make plans to meet up for drinks, dinner, or sightseeing, and explore the City of Light together!
We will also send you a map for a self-guided tour of Paris bakeries.
This service is free of charge.
To sign up, go to www.bbga.org and sign in. Your Username is your email address, and there's a "forgot password" link if you need it. Click on Home-Members Only, and then on Classes. Scroll down the page to Paris 2016-Travelers' Meet-Up.
Paris Guildhall Gathering - February 9, 7-10 pm
After the Coupe is over, we'll celebrate with a Guildhall Gathering at the elegant Hôtel d'Aubusson. Join us for drinks and sweet and savory bites, and have one last party before everyone returns home. See event flyer here.
Cost: $95 per person. Space is limited - register now! You may bring guests, but each person needs to be registered individually.
To sign up, go to www.bbga.org and sign in. Your Username is your email address, and there's a "forgot password" link if you need it. Click on Home-Members Only, and then on Classes. Scroll down the page to Paris Guildhall Gathering.