The Atlantic Hotel's Head Pastry Chef recognised on European stage
05 July 2018
Head Pastry Chef at The Atlantic Hotel, Jarek Nowakowski has led the Polish national team to the finals of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, the world’s most prestigious pastry event.
The European Cup stage took place in Turin, Italy in June where the Polish team were awarded a judges’ ‘wild card’ through to the international finals in 2019 thanks to their achievements in the contest.
The best pastry chefs from across Europe participated in the Cup to demonstrate their passion and talent for patisserie. Over the course of a day, seven participating teams from Europe created two frozen desserts for eight people, ten identical plated desserts, one artistic creation made of sugar and one made of chocolate. The marking criteria involved the judgement of precision work, tasting, originality and presentation.
Jarek headed up the Polish team, acting as mentor to the two chefs taking part for Poland and as a judge on the day itself. The other chefs forming the Polish team were Marek Moskwa as sugar candidate and Michal Doroszkiewicz as chocolate candidate. Michal is a past employee of The Atlantic having worked in the hotel’s pastry section earlier in his career.
In addition to the wild card given to the team deemed most deserving, Poland also won the Special Sugar Prize. They will now progress to the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie Finale which is being held in Lyon in January 2019.
Patrick Burke, owner and managing director at The Atlantic Hotel, said: "We are absolutely thrilled for Jarek and the Polish team which includes a former employee of the hotel, Michal Doroszkiewicz. Making it through to the finals of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie is an extraordinary achievement. The competition is renowned as the leading event for pastry chefs and standards are incredibly high. We wish them the very best for the finals in January."
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