God save the King and the Pâté-Croûte!

It is no longer strictly reserved for purely French gourmets. This event showcases its international influence, with qualifying tests in Asia, America, Polynesia, Scandinavia and Europe.

After the fantastic success of 1st UK finals held on September 28, 2023 at the French Ambassdor's Residence of London, we are thrilled to announce the 2nd edition presented by Classic Fine Foods at the SAVOY Hotel in London on Monday October 14, 2024.

More candidates, more amazing jury, more guests ( tickets will be on sale to attend the show) and a new format . STAY TUNED!

Souvenirs of the 1st edition last year......

The 8 selected candidates who competed to represent the UK at the Pâté Croûte World Championship were:

  • Mr Pascal EVEN, Chef owner at Gazette
  • Mr Michael KWAN, Executive Pastry Chef at The Dorchester Hotel
  • Mr Sylvain SOULARD, Chef owner at Pique Nique
  • Mr John BARBER, Head Chef at Auberge du Lac, Brocket Hall
  • Mr George JEPHSON, Chef owner of Meat Fish Cheese London
  • Mrs Nokx MAJOZI, Head pie maker at Pie Room – Rosewood Hotel
  • Mr Josh WHITEHEAD, Head Chef at Kino
  • Mr Maxime ALARY, Chef owner at Blanchette

Contestants provided 2 meat base Pâté-croûte for a blind tasting among a jury panel of prestigious Cooking and Pastry Chefs, Baker, Foodies and key people of the Hospitality and Culinary industry.

Discover the 8 contestants UK Semi-Final 2023 creations:


The Judges panel of the UK Finals 2023 :

  • Michel ESCOFFIER - Honorary President
  • Mark FLANAGAN, LVO - Royal Chef and Assistant to the Master of the Household at The Royal Household
  • Calum FRANKLIN - Chef and author
  • Benoit BLIN, MCA - Executive Pastry Chef at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
  • Loic DEUFF - Head Chef baker at St George and best baguette in the UK 2023
  • Gilles et Nicolas VEROT - Artisans Charcutiers at Maison Verot
  • Jez PHILLIPS and Ieuan HARRY - The Pizza Boys (BBC)
  • Christophe MARGUIN – Chef at Le President in Lyon and member of Confrérie du Pâté-croûte
  • Gilles DEMANGE – member of Confrérie du Pâté-croûte
  • Hervé STREIFER - SVP Global Procurement Food Metro
  • Franck ARNOLD - Managing Director & Regional Vice-President of the Savoy Hotel London
  • Stephen CARTER - Executive Chef at Boodles
  • Hayden GROVES – Bonemasters UK Consultant Chef
  • Martin CHAMPAGNE – Head of Europe at Chapoutier wines
  • Pierre COUTURIER – Managing Director at Bobosse charcuterie
  • Adrien DUBOEUF-LACOMBE – Deputy Director at Les Vins Georges Duboeuf
  • Paul-Antoine MERLE – Founder and CEO at Pam - Holdings

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