Committed to bakers around the world

Lesaffre also supports or creates other contests around the world outside the Louis Lesaffre Cup – Young Bakery Hopeful contest – Bakery World Cup – Bakery Masters cycle of competitions.

Each competition provides applicants with an opportunity for different experiences. It seems essential to us to support or organize competitions of various natures.

Knowledge is acquired through experience,
everything else is just information.
Albert Einstein – Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist (1879 – 1955)

SAF Challenge

Let’s make it happen!

On the occasion of the launch of its new baking yeast SAF INSTANT, in red and gold quality, Lesaffre offers African bakers the opportunity to show their potential and defend the know-how of their country.

The participating bakeries will support one of their employees, a candidate for this competition, in its preparation before its final test which will take place at the Baking CenterTM LESAFFRE in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 25th to 28th January 2020.

Dedicated to Africa, this contest is totally atypical since it takes place in 2 phases:

  • Phase 1: the video contest (this phase is just closed)
    Each candidate must present a video in which they express their professional dream. This video is posted on the smartphone app “Saf-instant” (all countries) and “Lesaffre&moi” (Algeria and Nigeria only). The community, made up of bakers, is called upon to vote for its favourite candidate from 7th to 22nd of November 2019.
  • Phase 2: bakery competition
    The 10 “video” finalists will be evaluated on their technical level in bakery so that they can
    enter phase 2 and participate in the bakery competition.

A prize of up to €50,000* for the winner!
*to be shared between bakery and candidate

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