Finalists announced for the UK Pastry Team's second UK Sugar Championship

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The second UK Sugar Championship, which is organised by the UK Pastry Team, has revealed its finalists for the junior and senior categories.

The candidates for the junior category, who need to be 23 years old and under on the day of the competition, include Edward Moseley, chef de partie at the Savoy Hotel in London and Jules Chambes, commis 1 pastry at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons. Senior candidates who should be 24 years old and over on the day of the competition include Remy Pugeot, chef de Partie at Afternoon Tea Pastry in London; Sam Leatherby, pastry sous chef at Hilton Park Lane in London and Thibault Courtoisier, pastry chef at Cocorico Pastry in Cardiff.

The five candidates will now compete at the final held at the UCB college in Birmingham from 9 am – 3 pm on April, 12 where a panel of highly recognised professionals will choose an overall winner for each category. The winners will be announced later that afternoon at 4pm at the college.

Judges include Jamie Houghton, former Winner UK Sugar Championship 2014; Florian Poirot, former sugar candidate at the Pastry World Cup 2017 -Team UK; Martin Chiffers, former president at the Pastry World Cup 2015 - 2017 -Team UK; Javier Mercado, former sugar candidate at the Pastry World Cup 2011 & 2013 -Team UK; Denis Drame MCA, Classic Fine Foods and Michael Nadell, Nadell Pâtisserie.

The theme for this year’s competition will be the candidate’s choice who will have six hours to prepare an artistic sugar sculpture on a 45cm x 45 cm base and 70cm minimum to 1.20 meter tall as maximum measurement excluding stand.

The winner of the junior category will receive a sugar show pieces training course with Emmanuele Forcone, previous winner at the Pastry World Cup, at Stephane Glacier’s school in May 2017 courtesy of Les Vergers Boiron.

>>> Read about the UK Pastry Team here

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Editor 3rd April 2017

Finalists announced for the UK Pastry Team's second UK Sugar Championship