ACE Bakery™ wins the Louis Lesaffre Cup, paving the way to Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie

TORONTO, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ - ACE Bakery ("ACE"), a division of Weston Foods, announced today that Team Canada and its Master Baker, Marcus Mariathas, have won the prestigious Louis Lesaffre Cup along with a team from Brazil in a baking competition recently held in Argentina. Mariathas was a member of the four-person team representing Canada and this win paves the way for this team to represent Canada at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, the Bakery World Cup to be held in Paris in February 2016.

"This is a huge accomplishment for the ACE development team led by Marcus Mariathas, Director of Product Development, and I am very proud of the entire team and this very important achievement", commented Lee Andrews, President of ACE Bakery.

Teams from Canada and Brazil will represent the Americas at the World Cup of Baking, a global competition held every four years. The competition brings together the world of baking to showcase the best in innovation, design, taste and technology. ACE is proud that Marcus Mariathas will be representing Canada in this prestigious global baking showcase.

About ACE Bakery:

One of North America's leading artisan bakeries, ACE Bakery opened in 1993 creating handmade, European-style rustic breads. The gentle shaping of each loaf, long fermentation periods, and a stone-deck oven all work to create exceptionally flavourful bread with a pleasing texture and crisp crust. The breads contain no preservatives and are made with the finest ingredients. ACE Bakery's baguettes and artisan breads are available at thousands of restaurants, hotels, caterers, grocery and gourmet food shops across Canada, throughout the United States, and the Caribbean.

Community involvement is an essential part of ACE's philosophy. The company donates a percentage of its net profits to charitable organizations in the principle centres where ACE breads are sold. ACE's focus is on food and nutrition programs that assist low-income members of the community and financing culinary scholarships.

SOURCE ACE Bakery

Image with caption: "Team Canada, including ACE Bakery's Marcus Mariathas, celebrating win of Louis Lesaffre Cup in Argentina (CNW Group/ACE Bakery)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150619_C9685_PHOTO_EN_43580.jpg

For further information:

Philippe Gaudet
ACE Bakery, Toronto, Canada
(905) 565-8138
pgaudet@acebakery.com

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