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The World Junior Pastry-Making Championship, a biennial event, is the brainchild of Roberto Rinaldini. It is organized by Italian Exhibition Group SpA, under the honorary chairmanship of Emilia Coccolo Chiriotti and Iginio Massari. In this one-of-its-kind team competition for young recruits to the profession, under-23 chefs are given a unique opportunity to put their skills to the test and find worthy inspiration for a successful and stimulating career. The competition is a high-calibre professional event, run to the strictest and fairest professional standards and held in Italy, the cradle of confectionery and pastry-making art. It is staged during Sigep, a specialist trade fair for pastry, ice-cream, chocolate and bread-makers from around the world.
The noble objective the World Junior Championship has set itself is therefore to be a training ground for large international events for established, more senior professionals, while making it entertaining and showcasing the talents and future of younger generation pastry-chefs. By spotlighting them, we hope to engender a sense of belonging and valuable feelings of goodwill, quality, passion, a love of beautiful things, creativity, collaboration and respect for colleagues. All are part of the ethics underpinning the sector, giving it solid roots and a constructive vision for the future.
It will be an opportunity to share experiences and a platform for growth for young people who represent the future of the international pastry-making sector. It is the first competition with a vital role to play in achieving a career at the highest of technical standards.

The competition will take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019. The theme for this year's edition is: FLYING. It can be illustrated in artistic sugar and chocolate creations and in the ingredients used to make the required desserts and cakes.

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