The main confectionery event of summer 2021 — grand final of the open competition of confectioners «GRANDPRO lights the stars» — took place on June 23 in Moscow. According to the rules of the competition, the contestants had to prepare original confectionery products using GRANDPRO margarine.
During the competition, 74 applications were accepted from confectioners from Moscow, Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Vladivostok, Budennovsk, Yaroslavl. Among the participants — professionals with extensive experience in managing the confectionery industry; confectioners working in restaurants, bakeries and at home; recognized masters, rising stars and those who consider confectionery as a favorite hobby.
More than 80 kg of GRANDPRO product samples (Cake, Tart, Cream, Croissant) were delivered to the contestants.
Member of the board of the National Culinary Association, WACS international class judge, chief consultant, co-owner of the consulting company "Recipe for Success"
Gold medalist of the Russian Confectionery Art Championship 2015, instructor of the Korea Cake Art Association of Korea (2018 year), author of confectionery magazines
Continuous self-development, learning new technologies, expanding the range of tastes, improving visualization — And this is my professional motto, which as confectioner I share with you with love.
Brand pastry chef at FARRO restaurant, Moscow Cake Show PROF expert, Novikov School teacher
I went from a homemade amateur pastry chef to the chef of one of the best gastronomic restaurants in Moscow. Realization of your dream — in your hands. Get inspired and work! The desired result will not be long in coming.
1st place — Marina Romanova, creator of the Rosemarycake brand and the online confectionery school @rosemarycake.school. Marina flew in from Novokuznetsk to amaze the jury and guests of the grand finale with an art presentation of Beetroot mousse dessert. in a caramel capsule on a truffle biscuit cushion (based on GRANDPRO Cream and Cake, respectively). Prize for the first place — certificate for a week of training at the Academy of Culinary Arts «Exclusive» — will help the winner not only improve her personal skills, but also bring knowledge to her students throughout Russia and abroad.
2nd place — Ulyana Skobeleva, home confectioner from Moscow. Ulyana prepared a charming cake "Bumblebee". She came up with this twist on the classic honey cake for her friends by adding a little nutmeg and cinnamon to honey cakes with GRANDPRO Cake, and she created a cream based on GRANDPRO Cream that tastes and resembles ice cream ice cream. Prize for second place — certificate for a week of training at the culinary school Novikov School.
3rd place — Dmitry Yurasov, pastry chef at Wine & crab. Dmitry presented Cheesecake with mango and strawberries, refreshing and delighting with the play of textures in an exquisite restaurant setting. As part of cream «Mango and white chocolate» he used GRANDPRO Cream, and for decoration — textured chips based on GRANDPRO Cake. Prize for third place — week-long internship at the FARRO restaurant under the guidance of Ekaterina Krieger.
A special prize for organizational sympathies was awarded to Anastasia Savkina. She did the almost impossible: in just two hours, allotted by the rules of the grand final, she prepared and decorated with ganache painting based on GRANDPRO Cream a vegan cake "Lime Mojito".
In addition, at the grand finals, audience awards were awarded based on the results of online voting in the social networks of the competition. The winners were: Anara Murzakulova with the "Creamy Napoleon" cake, Nikolai Cherny with the "Shlisselburg" mini-tart, Uliana Skobeleva with the "Bumblebee" cake and Elizaveta Vagina with sliced cake "Tales of the Vienna Woods". All of them were waiting for pleasant surprises from GRANDPRO — gift certificates to the confectionery supermarket VTK-moscow.ru.