After four years, the Louis Lesaffre Cup has become an unmissable event in the international bakery competition circuit.
The event, which incorporates a cycle of competitions including the Louis Lesaffre Cup and the Bakery World Cup, has been running since 2009, with the first Bakery Masters to be held in March 2014.
The Bakery Masters awards the individual performances of candidates who participated in the Louis Lesaffre Cup in 2009 and 2011, and the 2012 Bakery World Cup.
Brisbane baker Brett Noy has been named as one of the top eight international competitors – the first Australian to compete for the world title.
The owner of Uncle Bobs Bakery was chosen from 6000 competitors representing 38 countries to compete in the World Bakery Masters, to be held in France.
“This has come about as a result of four very long, hard years of training and competition, through the Louis Lesaffre Cup qualification rounds,” Brett said.
“It presents me with the opportunity to develop greater skills that will ultimately benefit Uncle Bobs Bakery customers and the apprentices we train. This is my greatest reward.”
Brett is an outspoken champion of the role of the local baker and the development of apprentice bakers.
While Australia has traditionally taken a back seat to European nations in international baking competitions, Brett said he has a strong chance of being named the world’s best baker.
“It all comes down to that 10 hours of competition. I know that on any given day, I can compete with the best in the world,” he said.
“I will train harder and longer than anyone else to ensure my greatest chance of success.”