Morocco wins the 5th African Pastry Cup in Dakhla

Thus, the Moroccan team won this prize after 10 hours of competition, followed by Mauritius and Tunisia, which reached the second and third steps of the podium respectively.

The jury also awarded a special prize to the Ghana team for the best team spirit.

Placed under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI, this prestigious competition is marked by the participation of great African pastry chefs from eight countries, including Egypt, Ghana, Burkina-Faso, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.

The three winning teams who knew how to dazzle the taste buds of the international jury won their tickets to the pastry world cup which will take place next January in Lyon (France), at the Salon de l’hôtellerie et de la restauration (Sirha).

This competition brought together the best cooks on the African scale, who distinguished themselves by their work techniques and the enhancement of tastes in the creation and realization of their dishes.

In a statement to M24, MAP’s continuous news television channel, the president of TOC Africa and the Moroccan Federation of Culinary Arts, Kamal Rahal Essoulami, indicated that this competition is an opportunity to highlight the role of chefs and pastry chefs in highlighting the gastronomy of their countries, especially since it allows the enhancement of the culinary arts as a vector of tourist promotion.

Mr. Rahal Essoulami, who is also the President of the National Bakery and Pastry Federation, pointed out that the “TOC Africa” aims to promote the Moroccan and African chef, in line with the vision of HM King Mohammed VI. in South-South cooperation.

In this vein, he said that Moroccan chefs and pastry chefs have excelled in several renowned international competitions, thus making it possible to place Morocco as a high-level gastronomic reference, in 1st place among the greatest professionals in the field. For his part, the president of the jury of the African Pastry Cup, Jean-Jacques Borne praised the remarkable and exceptional quality of work of African pastry chefs, noting that African gastronomy continues to distinguish itself during the greatest culinary competitions.

Initiated by Rahal Event, the “TOC Africa” which brings together more than 200 renowned chefs in cooking and pastry is an opportunity for African chefs to highlight the gastronomy of their countries.

The Pastry World Cup is the benchmark event for pastry art in the world, both unifying the profession and revealing talents and trends.

In this extraordinary show, the most promising talents from 21 countries compete in creativity and express the trends of their countries to carry the values ​​and culture of their pastry with panache at the SIRHA fair in Lyon.

Culinary demonstrations, testimonials and workshops on the culinary riches of the region are on the program, in addition to the participation of trainees from hotel schools in the region under the Office of Vocational Training and Work Promotion (OFPPT ).

It should be recalled that the Mauritius Islands had won the 2nd Bocuse d’Or Africa on Friday, followed by Morocco and Tunisia, which respectively reached the second and third step of the podium.

The first two countries in the ranking are qualified for the “Bocuse d’Or” finals which will take place next January in Lyon, at the Salon Sirha.


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