The world final of the Young Bakery Hopefuls

On the margins of the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, Lesaffre - Official Exclusive Partner of this event, will present its new competition : the "Young Bakery Hopefuls© ".

Selected and trained by the national teams who came to compete in the 4th edition of the Louis Lesaffre Cup, 35 apprentice bakers from around the world have been able to take part in a friendly challenge to demonstrate their talent. Now, there are 5 “Young Bakery Hopefuls” who have been kept in the competition to take part in the 2016 world final, which will take place during the international Europain-Intersuc show, in the “Le Cube” zone.

The scoring criteria will enable the Young Hopeful’s creative potential to be evaluated… The 1st key step in building a vision of bakery’s future and generating a new approach to their profession.
At the end of this final, a jury of professionals will appoint the “2016 World Young Bakery Hopeful”. 

Schedule of the 5th of February 2016:
9am-10.30am             COMPETITION
11.45am-12.45pm      ROUND TABLE “Young people and baking around the world”
12.45pm-1.30pm        PRODUCT TASTING
1.45pm-2.15pm          RESULTS

Let’s meet our 5 finalists!
Hall 5 - LE CUBE – EUROPAIN show, Paris Villepinte


Florian RAYMOND - MAURITIUS (Selected during the Africa Mediterranean selection of the Louis Lesaffre Cup)

Diligent, passionate and receptive to advice from his trainers, he is currently on work experience at the La Pirogue hotel. His dream: to share his country’s flavours through baking and Viennese pastries. 



Elien DE HERDT – CANADA (Selected during the Americas selection of the Louis Lesaffre Cup)

Born in Belgium and a recent graduate from “NAIT’s one-year baking program”, she works at Dutch Delicious. One day she wants the chance to open her own “Belgian-style” bakery!



Raquel LOPEZ VAN BEEK – Spain (Selected during the Europe selection of the Louis Lesaffre Cup)

With dual Spanish-Dutch nationality, this young woman is a fervent devotee of artisanal baking, and is always cheery!





Rianne KUIJNTJES – The Netherlands (Selected during the Europe selection of the Louis Lesaffre Cup)

Passionate, she discovered baking at the Bakkerij Verba, where she still works. Her magical hands continue to learn every day and that’s what motivates her the most! 



John REMINIS – AUSTRALIA (Selected during the Asia Pacific selection of the Louis Lesaffre Cup)

An apprentice baker at 16 in his family bakery, this young man, a graduate of the Tafe NSW, is enthusiastic about his profession, which he sees as an art. His love for baking grows every day!