For the first time, Italian Exhibition Group’s great international sweet foodservice show is hosting the World Coffee Roasting Championship. While young pastry chefs are competing at the Junior World Pastry Championship
#Sigep2019 Rimini Expo Centre, Italy, 19-23 January 2019
SIGEP has reached the goal of its 40th edition and is celebrating with the talent of the great masters of artisan gelato, pastry and bakery, and coffee from all over the world. This year, for the first time, the international stage organized by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), at Rimini Expo Centre (Italy) from 19th to 23rd January, is hosting the World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC), the traveling world competition that rewards excellence in coffee roasting.
With the participation of over twenty countries scheduled (Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the USA) the World Coffee Roasting Championship is officially included in the calendar of events organized by World Coffee Events, the main producer of events for the world coffee community. The 2019 World Coffee Roasting Champion will be elected according to a long series of specific criteria regarding the ability to grade, prepare, blend and roast coffee and the awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd January.
Based on an idea by Master pastry chef Roberto Rinaldini and the great Iginio Massari, this year, the World Junior Pastry Championship – held every two years – will be the scene of hot competition between would-be pastry stars (the world’s top under-23 pastry talents) from Australia, China, Croatia, The Philippines, France, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia and Taiwan. The contest’s theme is “VOLARE” and will be represented with artistic items made with sugar and chocolate. The competition will be held on the first two days of SIGEP, and the awards ceremony on Sunday 20th January 2019.
A new feature at SIGEP 2019 will be the International Pastry Camp, an extraordinary opportunity to show the evolution of important pastry schools on the global scenario. The best young pastry chefs will arrive from eight nations (China, Croatia, the Philippines, India, France, Russia, Australia and the USA) – on Monday 21st January the pastry stars of the future will show their skills in the Pastry Arena making the world’s typical desserts.
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Dates: 19 – 23 January 2019; Organizers: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 40th SIGEP; frequency: annual; classification: international; admittance: trade members only; hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, last day 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (3:00 – 5:00 pm only with online tickets); Group Brand manager: Flavia Morelli; Brand managers: Gabriella de Girolamo and Giorgia Maioli; visitor info: +39 0541 744111; Web site: www.sigep.it – #Sigep2019