KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated the team of Malaysian pastry chefs crowned champions of the World Pastry Cup 2019, or Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, in Lyon, France.
“Congratulations #TeamMalaysia. Malaysians are proud with this achievement. Malaysia Boleh!” he said in reply to the Sunway University Twitter post on the achievement today.
The team comprised the head chef at the university’s School of Hospitality, Patrick Siau, and teammates Tan Wei Loon, Otto Tay and Loi Ming Ai.
Malaysia defeated 20 other teams, including those from Japan and Italy, in the finals of the competition on Jan 28.
The teams were tasked with producing three chocolate desserts with Valrhona grands crus, three frozen fruit desserts from the Ravifruit range, 15 identical desserts on plate, and artistic creations made of sugar, chocolate and sculpted hydric ice.
The World Pastry Cup is an international event held biennially in Lyon.
It is to recognise the best young pastry talents from around the world, with a selection process involving more than 50 national rounds and four continental selection events in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.