Hotel school PIVA wins gold and bronze in the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg


The Antwerp provincial catering school PIVA won one gold and three bronze medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg (22-26 November 2014). The two yearly Culinary World Cup is the biggest culinary competition in the world, after the Culinary Olympics.

The PIVA team consisted entirely of teachers from the school. Patissier Jurgen Baert won gold with a decorative chocolate piece of more than a metre high in the category ‘artistic patisserie’. The bronze medals were earned by chef Luc Godon for ‘culinary art’, patissier Kris Van Rijsselberghe for ‘patisserie art’ and the catering team who made dinner for 150 connoisseurs in the theme ‘Europe goes Asia’.

A win brings no monetary reward but participants come to battle for the honour.

The Culinary World Cup is organised by the Vatel Club Luxembourg. The contest welcomes top caterers, butchers, chefs and patissiers from more than 100 countries. This year there were more than 1000 participants and 105 teams from 5 continents taking part in the Cup.