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10 Pastry & Baking North America
Team USA Selected
La Coupe du Monde de la
Patisserie 2013
June 2012 – Grand Rapids, Mich – Team U.S.A. for the 2013
Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie is now a reality.
On April 20th and 21st the National selection was held at
Grand Rapids Community College. Club coupe du Monde
U.S.A. (a 501 C3 organization) is proud to announce
the team that will represent the United States in Lyon on
January 27th and 28th during the 13th Coupe du Monde de
la Patisserie:
Andy Chlebana
Christophe Feyt
Stephen Durfee
Roy Pell
The jury was led by Ewald Notter, member of the 2001 U.S
Team which won the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie. Ewald
has experience in participating and later coaching of various
national team in the U.S. and in his native Switzerland.
The eight finalists were given three hours on Friday and
eight hours on Saturday to assemble their tasted dessert,
centerpieces and displays to the tasting jury composed of:
• Sylvain Leroy, President of the 2011 team
• Eric Bedoucha, former member of the 1991 U.S. Team
• Remy Funfrock also previous member of the U.S. Team in
• Stephane Cheramy, executive pastry chef of the Ritz Carlton
Hotel Orlando
• Thomas Vaccaro, Dean of Pastry at the Culinary Institute of
The work jury was composed of:
• Ke
rry Vincent, of Food Network Challenge
• Gunther Heiland, consultant for Desserts International, Inc.
• Yoni Morales, former member of the 2007 and 2011 U.S.
• Derek Poirier, also previous member of the 2003 and 2005
U.S. Team
• Chr
istopher Northmore, CMPC, Executive Pastry Chef of
the everglade Country Club in West Palm Beach.
The ice carving jury was composed of:
• Ran
dy Finch, of the Food Network’s “Ice brigade”
• Chef
Luba Petrash M.S. , 2011 ice carving coach of the
student team of Grand Rapids Community College.