Global Swiss Learning is thrilled to learn that Richemont Fachschule, the two-time defending WorldSkills champion, will host the Bakery and Pastry competitions in 2022.
Between October 10th and 16th, students from all over the world will gather at the Richemont School in Lucerne to test their skills.
The cancelation of such an event is always very disappointing for the competitors because of the intense preparation leading up to it as well as the age restrictions for participating in the competitions.
For this reason, SwissSkills together with the Swiss professional associations and other national associations, lobbied for an alternative format that would save the vocational skills competition this year. As a result, the roughly 60 WorldSkills competitions will be taking place in various locations across the world.
Have you ever heard about WorldSkills?
WorldSkills is the world championship of vocational skills and takes place every two years in different parts of the world.
It is based on three pillars:
- Inspiring young people to develop a passion for skills and pursue excellence through competitions and promotions.
- Developing skills through global training standards, benchmarking systems, and improving industry involvement.
- Influencing industry, government, and educators through cooperation and research - building a global skills platform for all.
The event creates opportunities and connects societies based on economic progress.
What is expected from the participants in the bakery and pastry competitions?
They need to demonstrate basic skills and attention to detail to create perfect bread and pastries that are good to look at and delicious to eat.
Thorough knowledge of the ingredients in a variety of baking and pastries products is required, as well as ideal temperatures and times for perfect results.
Participants also need the ability to work under pressure and to get their products ready within the designated time frame.
Switzerland sparkled at the last competition, held in 2019 in Kazan, Russia. The country won 16 medals, five gold, five silver, and six bronze. The young talent Sonja Durrer brought home the gold medal in the bakery category. She was trained by Richemont.
In 2017, Switzerland was also awarded gold in the same category, tying with professionals from China and France. Ramona Bolliger, the champion, also specialized herself at Richemont.
Global Swiss Learning is an ambassador for professional education development and wishes Richemont, ZAGG Lucerne, and all the hosts and participants a successful and enjoyable event.