Baking Team Canada heads to world's top baking competition
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Members of Baking Team Canada are finalizing their secret recipes in preparation for the prestigious World Cup of Baking (or Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie), which begins Feb. 5 in Paris, France. Three of the team’s six members are NAIT instructors, while a fourth is a recent graduate of the polytechnic’s Baking program. The team’s other members come from Toronto and Montreal.
This is the first time Canada has qualified for the World Cup of Baking, the premier international baking event in the world.
Team members include NAIT instructor Alan Dumonceaux, who will compete in the pastry category, NAIT instructor (and graduate) James Holehouse, who will compete in the artistic creation category, and Marcus Mariathas, master baker at Ace Bakery in Toronto, who will compete in the baguette and breads category. Elien De Herdt, a NAIT Baking grad from 2014, will compete in the Young Hopefuls event.
NAIT instructor Clayton Folkers (who is also a graduate) is the team’s technical advisor; Mario Fortin of Montreal is the team’s coach.
The bakers leave for France Jan. 29 and, after practicing for several days using French ingredients, they will compete Feb. 7.
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