Marcus Mariathas has aced the Masters de la Boulangerie competition in Paris this week.
18 bakers competed for the title of World Master Baker in three competition categories: Nutritional Bread Making, Gourmet Baking and Artistic Bread Making. Canada was represented by Alan Dumonceaux in Gourmet Baking and by Marcus Mariathas in Nutritional Bread Making. As Ace Bakery’s senior director of product development, Mr Mariathas’s expertise in traditional European methods made him the sole North American representative in the Nutritional Bread making category. Mr Dumonceaux is chair of the baking program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Déborah Ott of France won the World Master Baker title in Gourmet Baking, and Peter Bienefelt of The Netherlands won the World Master Baker gold medal in Nutritional Bread Making, while Taiwan’s Peng Chieh Wan is the World Master Baker for Artistic Bread Making.
Congrats are in order for Marcus Mariathas for taking home the bronze. He recently competed in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, representing Artisan Breads of the World category on Team Canada. Team Canada came out best in the Americas, and 7th worldwide.
Launched in 2010, the Masters de la Boulangerie, a global competition for individuals, is part of a four-year competition cycle: Louis Lesaffre Cup, Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie and Masters de la Boulangerie.