Canadian Pastry Chefs Challenge the World

    Sweet success is in sight when Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC)
    Pastry Chefs compete to join CCFCC Pastry Team Canada for the Coupe du
    Monde (World Pastry Cup) in Lyon, France, in January 2011.

    TORONTO, May 21 /CNW/ - Six Canadian pastry chefs are determined to put
Canada on the world map as an international dessert destination. Vying for a
place on Canadian Pastry Team Canada at the 2011 Coupe du Monde (World Pastry
Cup) in Lyon, France, they must succeed at the Pastry Chef of the Year
    At the Canadian Culinary Federation "Taste of the Okanagan" Conference on
May 30 in Kelowna, British Columbia, the Pastry Chef of the Year skill and
proficiency exhibition will propel one of these emerging pastry chefs to
demonstrate Canadian culinary excellence on the world stage at the
internationally renowned 2011 Coupe du Monde competition.
    Van Houtte, Canada's, largest roaster and distributor of gourmet coffees
is passionate about championing Canadian culinary arts through encouraging and
fostering the development of the next generation of great Canadian chefs. As
the lead sponsor of the Pastry Chef of the Year competition, Van Houtte's
commitment to the Canadian culinary arts industry will bolster Canada's
presence among more than 20 nations at the 2011 World Pastry Cup.
    Gerard Geoffrion, President of Van Houtte says, "The Pastry Chef of the
Year competition is an opportunity to show our strong commitment to growing
and enhancing excellence in Canadian culinary arts. Our partnership with the
Canadian Culinary Federation presents unlimited potential and promise in
showcasing leading edge Canadian culinary talent in the international arena."
    Pastry Chef of the Year is the first step in Van Houtte's winning recipe
of innovative events and activities to advance Canada's global culinary

For further information:

For further information: Van Houtte Media Contact: Mark Cohan,
President, Rubberband Marketing Inc. (416) 885-2722, Rubberband Marketing has all the details on
what's next in Van Houtte's lineup of activities to promote culinary
excellence in Canada. Contact: Karen Tinsley, (416) 762-5704,

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