The World Junior Pastry-Making Championship, a biennial event, is the brainchild of Roberto Rinaldini. It is organized by Italian Exhibition Group SpA, under the honorary chairmanship of Emilia Coccolo Chiriotti and Iginio Massari. In this one-of-its-kind team competition for young recruits to the profession, under-23 chefs are given a unique opportunity to put their skills to the test and find worthy inspiration for a successful and stimulating career. The competition is a high-calibre professional event, run to the strictest and fairest professional standards and held in Italy, the cradle of confectionery and pastry-making art. It is staged during Sigep, a specialist trade fair for pastry, ice-cream, chocolate and bread-makers from around the world.
The noble objective the World Junior Championship has set itself is therefore to be a training ground for large international events for established, more senior professionals, while making it entertaining and showcasing the talents and future of younger generation pastry-chefs. By spotlighting them, we hope to engender a sense of belonging and valuable feelings of goodwill, quality, passion, a love of beautiful things, creativity, collaboration and respect for colleagues. All are part of the ethics underpinning the sector, giving it solid roots and a constructive vision for the future.
It will be an opportunity to share experiences and a platform for growth for young people who represent the future of the international pastry-making sector. It is the first competition with a vital role to play in achieving a career at the highest of technical standards.

As of 2022, the World Junior and  Pastry Queen Championship will take place every two years in the Pastry Arena at SIGEP. The youngsters will take centre stage during the first two days, with the ladies showcasing their talents over the following two days.
Trials will be taking place all over the world during 2019 and 2020 to decide the teams who will compete at the finals in Rimini.

General rules


World Junior Pastry-Making Championship

World Junior Pastry-Making Championship