Meet the 2018 World Master Bakers

Congratulations to bakers from The Netherlands, France and Taiwan who earned the World Master Baker title by winning the Bakery Masters competition held during the Europain bakery, pastry and confectionery trade show, Feb. 3-6, in Paris. Eighteen bakers (six for each category: Nutritional Bread Making, Gourmet Baking and Artistic Bread Making) competed in the competition.

And the 2018 World Master Bakers are:

Nutritional Bread Making

Peter Bienefelt, The Netherlands

Peter (pictured above) is a fifth generation baker who owns his own company Atelier du Pain.

“I love to work with bread and am very excited about the special things you can create with dough.”

• Click here for Peter’s video bio.

Gourmet Baking

Deborah Ott, France

Deborah is only 25, but as been a baker for 11 years, and works in La Walck in the Alsace region of eastern France.

“Baking is my passion. As a woman, I feel completely fulfilled in this profession. Ever since I was a little girl, making cakes with my mum always made me really happy.”

• Click here for Deborah’s video bio.

Artistic Bread Making

Peng Chieh Wang, Taiwan

Chef Jay, as he’s known, has been a baker for 15 years and operates a bakery, Boulangerie Shakespeare & Co.

“The baker plays a role as the joyfulness carrier. He delivers joyfulness and happiness to everyone by sharing different types of products.”

•Click here for Peng Chieh’s video bio.

Image courtesy of Masters de la Boulangerie Facebook.