RIMINI, Italy – The schedule of great international events which the 36th edition of SIGEP (Rimini Fiera, 17-21 January 2015) will dedicate to the artisan pastry world has already taken shape.
On the first two days, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th January, the world´s most extraordinary young talents will compete for the Junior World Pastry Championship (JWPC).
Ten teams from five continents are awaited, ready to fight it out in the suggestive Pastry Arena (Hall B5). Team have already registered from Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, France, Poland, USA and representatives from ex-Yugoslavia.
As is the tradition, contestants will be required to show their skill with a theme laid down in the regulations, which this year will be Italian Food style.
The event is organized by Rimini Fiera in collaboration with CASTAlimenti and with the Patronage of the AMPI, Relais Dessert and Conpait.
Partner companies: Debic, Besozzi Oro and Valrhona.
On Monday 19th January, the spotlight will be on the great Italian pastry Masters, who will compete for the title to be won in the Italian Pastry Championship. The best finalists will compete on the theme ´Pastry-making: core characteristics´.
On Tuesday 20th, space will be dedicated to young Italian pastry chefs, who will compete for the Italian under-23 Junior championship.
The creative fantasy of youngsters from all over Italy will be inspired by an icon of youth and style – the Vespa, – which will be presented in an original innovative manner with artistic sugar and chocolate creations, in compliance with the tests set by the contest.
The Italian pastry championships are organized in partnership with Debic, Besozzi Oro and Valrhona.
On Tuesday 20th there will be a second great competition, the Italian heats to select the Italian contestant in the 2016 Pastry Queen competition.
The contestants will have to base their entries on the theme ´Stylists and Haut Couture´. With their sugar or chocolate sculptures, plated dessert and ´Mini sweet jewel´ ring, the contestants will stage a ´catwalk´ of astonishing creations of pastry-making Haute Couture.
For all five days, the Pastry Arena location will spotlight the sculptures of the International Star of Sugar Contest, the competition dedicated to sugar.
An authentic gallery of works of art representing one of the status symbols that has made Italian-made products great: Ferrari.
The endeavours of a personality that with his creations left an indelible mark in the annals of time were based on a feeling and passion that will be a stimulus for putting the creative skills of sugar artists from all over the world to the test.
Title Sponsor: Decosil.
There is great expectation for the Italian Chocolate-making Championship, organized by Barry Callebaut.
The success of master chocolatier Davide Comaschi at SIGEP´s 2014 Italian Chocolate-making Championship, who then went on to become World Champion at the 2014 World Chocolate Master in Paris, will attract even more attention to the event that is scheduled from Saturday 17th to Monday 19th in Hall B3.
At the Pastry and Cake Design Forum (Hall D1) the events will begin with the Festival delle Nazioni (Festival of Nations), a new feature for SIGEP.
The Festival, dedicated to EXPO 2015, is organized along with IFSE, Conpait and Pasticceria Internazionale and will spotlight great Masters of the confectioner´s art from South Korea, Russia, Peru, Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines at work.
On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th there will be presentations of typical creations of the respective cultures, with Italy as host nation, along with its famous Masters.
Also at the Forum, on Monday 19th the program features Coppa Italia della Pasticceria Artistica (Italia Cup for Artistic Pastry), a contest organized by Glamour Italian Cakes. The fascinating theme will be cinema, the seventh art, with 10 finalists selected by an online contest.
On Tuesday, the key player will be the SigepGiovani contest, with students and teachers from training schools competing and, above all, hosting the world´s most extraordinary pastry exponents. The 2015 event will be dedicated to frozen pastry.
It should also be remembered that simultaneously with the SIGEP, International Exhibition of Artisan Gelato, Pastry, Confectionery and Bakery production, there will also be RHEX (Rimini Horeca Expo), with trends in food & beverage for eating out, and A.B.TECH EXPO, the trade fair that brings together under one ´expo roof´ the entire bakery sector, from the great quality of artisan production to innovative industrial technologies.