Global Pastry Chefs Challenge Competitors

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge Competitors

Expect top performances from the cream of the crop at the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge Finals. Competitors work to prove they can meet the standards of the world’s most modern patisseries, while showing an appeal to the five senses, along with knowledge, extraordinary technique and of course versatility.

If you wish to prove your pastry skills are world-class, contact your National Chefs Association for information about selection in your country today!

A complete list of national associations and their contact details can be found here.

Name: Mario Angelo Roche

Position: Competitor

About:
Employer: Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney Ryde TAFE "I am very proud on both personalility and professionality of the chefs competing on the Finals in Malaysia"

Inspirational Chef: Philippe Conticini and Christophe Michalak

Favorite Dish to Prepare: A classic dish, St. Honore

Name: Mr. Linhung-En

Position: Competitor

About:
"Being able to participate in this competition will be of great significance to me. I will continue to learn and improve. When I compete, the Taiwan team will do its best to meet the challenge. I believe this competition will be one of my best growth processes."

Inspirational Chef: There are different professional teachers in different fields who have a brighter glow in their professions, and let me learn more cautious and responsible attitudes.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: I like to make chocolate most. Under the beautiful appearance, it is full of surprises and colorful. It is one of the products full of art.

Name: Anna Maczak

Position: Competitor

About:
Employer: DIiófa étterem székesfehérvár "It is a great honor for me to have this opportunity to participate, to represent my country and my profession in such a monumental event and top prestige competition. I have already participated in several international competition but this will be the greatest challenge of my life. "

Inspirational Chef: My professional chef icons are Peter Gilmore and Rasmus Kofoed. I am so inspired by the pioneering work of them due to their nature friendly food compositions.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: I don’t really have a preference among the plates to prepare, I love all of them just a bit more the meats and sauces.


Name: Marco Deidda

Position: Competitor

About:
Employer: Cast Alimenti

Inspirational Chef: Iginio Massari

Favorite Dish to Prepare:

Name: Loi Ming Ai

Position: Competitor

Chef Ming Ai started his career at the tender age of 20 in 2009, and has since worked in various places around the world, learning their culture and gaining first hand experience.

In 2013, he decided to learn the proper techniques of pastry making at Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia where he was chosen by the chefs to participate in his first competition to represent the school in a live competition hosted by Food & Hotel Malaysia where he won his first Gold Medal. 

He then took on a bigger role in the competition world and trained as the National team assistant for “Mondial des Arts Sucre” competition held in France, while still studying at the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia.

After graduation from the academy, he joined Malaysia’s National team as a youth Chef to represent Malaysia in the Food & Hotel Asia competition in Singapore and brought home a Bronze Medal. 

He has also won a Silver Medal with his chocolate show piece category in the “I’m Chef competition” held inShanghai in 2016. 

It was no easy task for Chef Ming Ai to be where he is today, but it is because of all the hard work and perseverance and dedication that he has put into his career that has made him to be the great Chef that he is today.

Name: Lim Wei Hrn

Position: Competitor

About:
Employer: Resorts World Sentosa Singapore "Im really excited to be competing in the Global Chefs Challenge Finals and it is a great opportunity for me to challange myself to compete with chefs around the world and also to learn from them."

Inspirational Chef: Chef Nicole Wong from Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. She is my mentor always guiding me and supporting me in my past competitons.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: I like to work with anything chocolate.


Name: Frida Backe

Position: Competitor

About:
Employer: Svenska Kocklandslaget "I'm super exited and really looking forward in the competition. I really liked the last competition and I'm glad that I have the opportunity to do it again."

Inspirational Chef: I'm inspired by many different chefs so its hard to mention one. But when it comes to showpieces I will say that Stephan Kline is a big inspiration

Favorite Dish to Prepare: It's more about the occasions of the dish than the dish itself. I like to bring desserts and cakes to dinner and special celebrations with my friends .

Name: Jason Mak Tsz San

Position: Competitor

About:
Employer: The Hong Kong Club "To have this exceptional chance representing Hong Kong in this competition, to bringing forth this opportunity to create excitement and teamwork for the “sweet” chefs in Hong Kong - is already a big win for us. We will maximize this exceptional opportunity to learn from the judges, from all other participating countries on how to better our work, bringing the learning and experience back to Hong Kong, to help to accelerate our work to the next level. And of course, to build a network with country participants for long-term friendship and cross-culture learning!

Inspirational Chef: Chef Roger Fok’s passion on chocolate has been my inspiration. He is my role model after I joined his Chocolate Master Demo Workshop almost 2 years ago. I am especially glad that he is my mentor for this competition.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: I love anything chocolate… .

Name: Dammika Herath

Position: Competitor

About:
With 20 years of culinary background Pastry Chef has worked at Holiday Inn Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Intercontinental Hotel Al Ahasa, Dubai World Trade Center, and Dubai International Hotel. currently the Pastry chef in charge of pastry operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek.


Name: Cher Harris

Position: Competitor

About:
Employer: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts "I'm absolutely privileged to represent my country and the industry that I am so very passionate about."

Inspirational Chef: Honestly I can't pick one. The baking & pastry industry has so many incredible chefs.

Favorite Dish to Prepare: I truly enjoy making Linzertorte .