The Netherlands, Russia and France won the Louis Lesaffre Cup.
MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL, FRANCE -- The Netherlands, Russia and France won the Louis Lesaffre Cup, bagging their tickets for the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie scheduled for next February in Paris.
The award ceremony on Aug. 28 marked the end of the Europe selection challenges. The candidates were congratulated by the mayor of Marcq-en-Baroeul, the birth place of Lesaffre, and the Swedish consul.
During the competition, which took place at the Lesaffre International Baking Center, 11 countries were divided into two zones: Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Serbia, Russia and Poland) and Western Europe (Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Israel). The jury president was Pierre Zimmermann, and the four other jury members were Bernd Kütscher, Pao-Chun Wu, Haïf Hakim and Carlos Pereira.