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The iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers 2023



The iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers 2023: Who will become world
champion baker?


The best bakers from 12 countries will compete for the gold medal at “The iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers” in Munich. In glass show bakeries in Hall A4, they will step up to the special challenge before an expert jury at the world’s
leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry. They will be cheered on by visitors of the fair, who will be able to follow the competition live on site. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 24 October at 5:30 pm.

Munich, 24 July 2023 – Floury hands, the scent of fresh dough and a display of top-level performance await visitors to “The iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers” in October at the iba. The associations have named their candidates for the international competition. In teams of two, 12 nations will step up to the challenge at the fair.

They include the best bakers from Peru, Japan, France, China, Greece, Germany, Korea, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Italy. “Following quite a long break from competition, we now finally have the opportunity at iba 2023 to prove what we can do,” says Patrick Mittmann, who will compete for Germany with his cousin Nicole Mittmann. “We’ve been busy preparing since January 2023. We look forward to testing our skills against the other participants and presenting our work to the jury,” explains Mittmann.

Creating edible masterpieces under time pressure

“The iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers” demands not only creativity, but also the highest level of craftsmanship. There are no limits to participants’ ingenuity: The teams of two will create bread, small bakery products, party products, Danish pastries and a showpiece revolving around the theme of “The Animal World”. The
ultimate challenge is to produce edible works of art under time pressure.

The competitions start at 8 am on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (22 to 24 October) in the fully equipped show bakeries in Hall A4. Four teams will compete against each other simultaneously each day. The visitors to the iba are warmly invited to experience the competitors’ extraordinary talents live.


At 1 pm there will be an initial judging of Danish pastries, small bakery and party products, followed by the jury’s decision on bread at 4 pm. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 24 October at 5.30 pm in the iba.FORUM.

“We look forward to seeing the best bakers in the world compete live in Munich for ‘The iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers 2023’ after a five-year break. My utmost respect goes to this year’s competitors. It is a real challenge to work under time pressure in front of a live audience and is nothing like being in your own bakery. It will
certainly be exciting,” says Jury Chairman Wolfgang Schäfer.

Participants and countries in alphabetical order:
Brazil: Ana Paula de Jesus Santos, Victor Rosseto Duarte Dantas
Chile: Diego Alexis Miranda Fuentes, José Daniel Tapia Orellana
China: Lin Yeqiang, Feng Yingjie
Germany: Nicole Mittmann, Patrick Mittmann
France: Nicolas Callejon, Florian Stephanus
Greece: Charilaos Papalitsas, Dimitrios Fragogiannis
Iceland: Stefan Petur Bachmann Bjarnason, Finnur Gudberg Ivarsson
Italy: Nicolo Motta, Andrea Guaglione
Japan: Mizuki Matsuyama, Jumpei Kurihara
Korea: Hwang Seokyong, Han Seokwang
Mexico: Raúl Galván, Diego Suárez
Peru: Valerie Tejada Perea, Jaime Salazar Takiri

The dates:
Sunday, 22 October: Mexico, Korea, Chile, Italy
Monday, 23 October: China, Peru, Greece, France
Tuesday, 24 October: Germany, Japan, Brazil, Iceland

About iba
iba, the world’s leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry, is held every three years at the Fairground Munich. The specialist trade fair brings together all the products and technologies relevant to bakeries and confectioneries of all sizes, decision-makers from the baking and confectionery industry as well as the food retail trade.

The portfolio ranges from raw materials, baking ingredients and frozen bakery goods via production engineering and packaging technology, process optimisation and information technology through to complete interiors for bakeries, confectioneries or cafés. iba 2018 hosted more than 77,000 trade visitors from around 170 countries.

More than 1,300 companies attended as exhibitors. The next iba will be held at the Fairground Munich from 22 to 26 October 2023. In order to provide the bakery industry with a more continuous stage, iba will be held earlier at the Fairground Düsseldorf from 18 to 22 May 2025. From 2027 onwards, iba will return to its three year cycle at the Fairground Munich in autumn.


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