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Chile wins the Pastry America’s Cup 2022: United States (2nd) and Argentina (3rd) completed the podium

Chile won the Copa América de la Pastelería title. With the victory of the host country, represented by Alejandro Espinoza and Javiera Villegas, concludes an intense day in which the American countries were selected for the Pastry World Cup, the prestigious international pastry competition. With the great gastronomic event, Metropolitan Santiago, the most prestigious convention and events center in the capital, opened its doors as host of the continental final of the World Pastry Cup. This Wednesday, July 13, after 5 hours of intense testing, 3 teams achieved their official qualification for the Grand Final of the Pastry World Cup, to be held on January 20 and 21, 2023 during the Sirha de Lyon: Chile, United States and Argentina. The continental final, which is being held in Chile for the first time, was the event that marked the opening of Metropolitan Santiago, the city’s most prestigious convention and events center. On the occasion, in addition to acting as host country for these American teams, Chile took first place on the podium of the Americas Pastry Cup and thus consolidated its position as the reference country for pastry in the continent. Led by Alejandro Espinoza and Javiera Villegas, the Chilean team seduced the jury with surprising creations that combined the shape of a flower and a fish surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean, which perfectly illustrated the theme proposed by the team: “Nature in bloom”. In its first participation, the United States took second place, just ahead of Argentina. The 7 teams had to create two frozen fruit desserts, twelve ice cream lollipops, seven restaurant-style desserts, as well as two artistic pieces of 145 cm each. All this work done under the watchful eye of Gustavo Sáez, Honorary President of this edition, elected best pastry chef of 2016 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurant in Latin America and also winner of the Maya Cup in 2018, won together with the Chilean team. FINAL RANKING OF THE AMERICAN PASTRY CUP 2022: 1st – Chile 2nd – United States 3rd – Argentina 4th – Colombia 5th – Canada 6th – Mexico 7th – Brazil The next stages of the 2022 continental selections are the Africa Pastry Cup on September 10 (Dakhla, Morocco) and the Asia Pastry Cup on October 25-26 (Singapore), where the final teams will qualify to participate in the Grand Final, to be held on January 20-21, 2023 during Sirha Lyon in France. The Grand Final will be held on January 20-21, 2023 at Sirha Lyon in France and will gather 20 teams from all over the world from the 5 continental teams (European Pastry Cup, Americas Pastry Cup, African Pastry Cup, Asian Pastry Cup and Middle East Pastry Cup), the 2021 podium and the 4 wild cards, awarded by the International Organizing Committee.

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