After the success of the inaugural 2016 Savour Patissier of the Year competition, the sweet battle will return to Foodservice Australia 2017 in Melbourne. Registrations are now open for patissiers from around the country, and the world, who want to show off their sweet skills.
The competition is a concept developed by Melbourne-based and internationally renowned patissier Kirsten Tibballs, to celebrate and acknowledge talented greatest pastry chefs.
Owner of Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School and widely considered one of the world’s greatest pastry chefs, Kirsten has secured a judging panel of equal calibre. Competitors will be critiqued by some of the best in the world including Christophe Michalak, TV star, author of several books and owner of three patisseries in Paris; Jordi Roca, voted Best Pastry Chef in the World and his establishment el celler de can roca the Best Restaurant in the World; Antonio Bachour, owner of Bachour Bakery and Bistro in Miami; and executive pastry chef at Savour School, Paul Kennedy.
Competing across the categories of tarts, eclairs, entremets, and desserts, the winner of 2017 Savour Patissier of the Year will receive:
• $25,000 cash prize
• Three-day trip to Hong Kong to train with Marike Van Beurden at the Ravifruit Studio
• More than $10,000 worth of equipment
• Trophy and the title of Savour Patissier of the Year
Entries are open now at www.savourpatissieroftheyear.com.