Debic has been a global supporter of Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie for over 20 years and is the co-sponsor of team Malaysia 2023 as Grand Final takes place on 20 & 21 January 2023
Kuala Lumpur, 11 January 2023 – It’s a battle of the crème de la crème in pastry making! This month, four Malaysian pastry chefs will show off their creativity and technical skill on the international stage at the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2023 in Lyon, France. Also known as Pastry World Cup, this global competition gathers top pastry chefs worldwide to put their technical and creative skills to the ultimate test.
This prestigious competition requires chefs to produce a Sugar sculpture with Chocolate Entrement, Chocolate Sculpture with plated desserts, Ice sculpture with Frozen desserts and Frozen Lollipop over two days of intense competition, for 10 hours. Team Malaysia will go up against teams from 20 countries and develop innovative pastry creations centred around the theme of ‘climate change’.
The inspiration and innovation that Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2023 requires from participants are partly why Debic – the 100 years premium European dairy brand made for professional hands and one of the sponsors of this prestigious competition – has been a passionate global supporter of the competition for over 20 years. Debic is also a proud sponsor of team Malaysia 2023.
Ramjeet Kaur Virik, Managing Director of Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad, shared, “At Debic, we understand professional chefs and have the expertise to provide customized solutions for them with high-quality products, ease of convenience, to inspire chefs to create high-quality creations. The innovative nature of this competition aligns perfectly with Debic’s passion for supporting pastry chefs, and we are proud to be part of an event that provides a platform for professionals to set new trends and inspire a new generation of professionals. All competing chefs will have access to Debic products to innovate with, and we look forward to seeing the many high-quality and relevant products that will come out of it.”
Showcasing The Best of Malaysia in Pastry Excellence
Team Malaysia’s chefs are a combination of award-winning pastry maestros and masters of their craft, having spent years honing their techniques at prestigious academies. Their combined experiences and skillsets recently earned the team their victory in Asian Pastry Cup 2022, where they beat out teams from 5 Asian countries to clinch the winning title and successfully secured their entry in Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2023.
The team consists of:
- Chef Kean Yap, team coach
- Chef Mun Pui Teng, team captain and sugar candidate
- Chef Goh Jun Wei, ice candidate
- Chef Lim Boon Chuan, chocolate candidate
Speaking on behalf of the team, coach Chef Kean Yap shared the team’s optimistic feelings about the competition. “We are excited to compete on the world stage with many admirable chefs, and we’re proud to represent Malaysia in the international pastry community. We have been practicing hard and will put our best ideas forward with a positive mark.”
The team hopes to replicate Malaysia’s success four years ago in Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2019, where team Malaysia won the champion title with their cutting-edge creations. The team became the pride of the community in Malaysia, with Debic appointing Chef Otto Tay and Chef Loi Ming Ai as Debic Ambassadors.
Stella Yew, Head of Food Service, FrieslandCampina Professional Malaysia and Singapore shared, “The appointment of Chef Otto and Chef Loi as Debic ambassadors are in line with the purpose of FrieslandCampina Professional, the division dedicated to nourishing the heroes of food, of which Debic is a part. FrieslandCampina Professional supports chefs and food professionals with in-depth market understanding and suitable dairy and dairy alternative-based solutions.”
“As a brand, Debic is committed to nurturing professionals as part of our purpose of nourishing the heroes of food at FrieslandCampina Professional. We are passionately committed and collaborate intensely with chefs, pastry chefs, and bakers to provide them with the best dairy solutions that are refreshingly inventive to help them to be successful in their businesses. We are extremely proud of team Malaysia and send them our best wishes and good luck,” Ramjeet concluded.
Learning From the Pros
In support of more young talents, Debic will be giving 800 Malaysians the fantastic opportunity to learn from the pros! 400 tickets to online sessions and 400 tickets to in-person sessions are up for grabs with: Chef Otto and Chef Loi (Ambassadors of Debic and winners of Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2019) and the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2023 Team Coach, Chef Kean!
To qualify for the online demonstration, purchase two cartons of selected Debic products. If a physical session is more your style, purchase 20 cartons of selected Debic products! You may purchase any products from this selection to qualify: Debic Stand and Overrun, Debic Whipping Cream 35%, Debic Chocolate Mousse, Debic Tiramisu, and Debic Butter Sheet.
It’s the perfect chance for pastry chefs and bakers to experience a championship title-winning pastry demonstration. The campaign ends on 28 February 2023 – so head over to http://bit.ly/BIS_TNC or http://bit.ly/BAKERY_TNC to find out more!
The Coupe Du Monde De La Pâtisserie 2023 finals will take place on the 20th and 21st of January 2023. Fans and supporters of team Malaysia can watch the Grand Finale and cheer for Malaysia at the Official Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie Youtube live at: https://youtube.com/@Cmpatisserie.