SONOMA, CALIF. — During 2018, the Bread Bakers Guild of America conducted the selection process for its team that will compete in the Coupe Louis Lesaffre regional qualifier in 2019 and then compete in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris in 2020.
Twenty-two bakers submitted applications for the team, with tryouts taking place in February 2018 and final tryouts in July 2018. The Bread Bakers Guild of America has officially announced the members of Team USA 2020:
• Jerod Pfeffer — 460 Bread in Driggs, Idaho
• Kate Goodpaster — Patisserie 46 in Minneapolis
• Nicolas Zimmermann — La Fournette in Chicago
Bread Bakers Guild Team USA will consist of three team members and three alternates for each of three categories. Mr. Pfeffer will compete in the Baguette & Specialty Breads category, Ms. Goodpaster will compete in the Viennoiserie category, and Mr. Zimmermann will compete in the Artistic Design category.
Revent International hosted the tryouts at its facility, the American Test Bakery, in Somerset, N.J.