The UK pastry team won the Best Sugar Piece prize and placed eighth overall at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie - and British Baker was there to watch the action unfold.

The UK Pastry Team competed in day one of the finals of the biannual Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France – and British Baker was there to watch the action unfold.

VIDEO: Meet the UK Pastry Team

10 November, 2016

British Baker caught up with the UK Pastry Team ahead of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – that’s the pastry world cup to you and I – and they might just win it!

Major retailer Sainsbury’s has unveiled an overhaul of its patisserie counters as it looks to tap into the success of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

High-street bakery Patisserie Valerie (PV) has set itself the target of building a 20-strong estate across Ireland, according to its chief executive Paul May.

The French brasserie, patisserie and boulangerie Aubaine will launch its first Aubaine Deli in London’s Covent Garden on 22 August. 

Welsh capital Cardiff has seen the arrival of its first Italian patisserie and prosecco bar, Nine Yards.

Foodservice supplier Coup de Pates unveiled two new patisserie lines at the Taste of London food festival.

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods has launched three ready-to-use cream fillings, ideal for layering, filling or topping patisserie, desserts, doughnuts, cakes and muffins.

Patisserie Valerie (PV) is to open its 119th outlet at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Doncaster as it continues a rapid expansion.  

A new patisserie and macaron maker has opened in Ainsdale, Merseyside offering a range of homemade chocolates and pastries.

High street bakery Patisserie Valerie has launched the #MyValerieGateau competition, which will see the public design the company’s next gateau. 

Patisserie Holdings, which owns the high street bakery chain, released its results today. We take a closer look at what they mean for Patisserie Valerie. 

Patisserie Holdings, owner of high street bakery Patisserie Valerie, saw ebitda increase 21.3% to £10.6m, and revenue grow 14% to £50m, up from £43.7m in the first half of the last financial year.

Lily Vanilli last week unveiled her new range of patisserie with premium food retailer Fortnum & Mason.

Patisserie Holdings-owned Baker & Spice will launch its own gluten-free range this week, and has grand expansion plans.

Lily Jones, aka Lily Vanilli, has entered into a permanent partnership with premium London food retailer Fortnum & Mason.

Award-winning Dorset-based baker Mark Bennett is to run a patisserie course in May, following the success of Bakery Excellent, and Bake French last year.

The Vote Leave campaign group has published a list of 250 business leaders whom it says support Britain leaving the EU, including Luke Johnson, chairman of Patisserie Holdings.

Michel Roux Jr

03 March, 2016

This week British Baker met Michel Roux Jr – two-star Michelin chef, TV star, and, as we discovered, passionate baker.

Mighty Restaurants, which also owns Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, is to launch a new fast-casual concept called Bake! according to M&C Allegra Foodservice.

A brand new patisserie and Champagne concept, The Fizzy Tarté, will open in Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District next month.

High street bakery chain Greggs is planning a third stand-alone store in Belfast, while high street patisserie and cake shop, Patisserie Valerie (PV), will make its Northern Irish debut a few doors away.

Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, has appointed Nick Young as its new UK chief executive.

LINPAC and Graphic Packaging have collaborated to design a premium range of patisserie cartons. 

Tim Mann, head chef of Patisserie Mark Bennett in Poole, Dorset has judged a charity bake-off in aid of Poole Housing Partnership’ s (PHP’s) Creative Arts for Dementia.

High street patisserie and cake shop Patisserie Valerie has launched a new gluten-free range, which will be available from 18 January.

Patisserie Holdings, the company behind a host of high street chains, has delivered another “record” year after its underlying profit increased by 22% to £18.8m.

10 patisseries YOU must visit

06 November, 2015

With Marc Patisserie opening in Selfridges, British Baker looks at 10 other great patisseries located throughout the UK to inspire you.

A high end patisserie – the brainchild of a team behind a duo of two Michelin-starred restaurants – has opened in Selfridges in London.

A global study for Belgian ingredients manufacturer Puratos has unveiled key trends in the baking, patisserie and chocolate markets.

Featherweight sponges, airy creams and crisp pastry – it could only be Pâtisserie Week on The Great British Bake Off.

Patisserie Holdings, owner of Patisserie Valerie, has raised a combined total of £15m after the directors sold 4.8 million shares.

Underlying profit increased by 23.1% to £8.7m at Patisserie Holdings in the six months to 31 March 2015.

Specialist patisserie Maître Choux has opened today in South Kensington, London. 

Master patissier Eric Lanlard will this week man his café aboard cruise ship The Britannia as he closes in on a site in Dubai. 

Artisan bakery chain Paul UK has confirmed Newbury as the site of its second regional opening. 

Renowned culinary school Le Cordon Bleu London has noted a dramatic rise in the number of men applying for patisserie courses year on year. 

French artisan bakery Paul UK is to open its first shop outside London, as the beginning of a brand roll-out.

Cornish bakery Warrens Bakery has launched a range of sweet products with the approach of winter in mind. 

Master French patissier and TV star Eric Lanlard is in talks to open more cafés in London and abroad.

Paul UK, the French family bakery and patisserie, has chosen Olive Communications to manage its mobile telecoms estate. 

California Raisins has teamed up with Dawn Foods to make a splash with its National American Sweet Bakery Week (1 to 7 July).

Waitrose has introduced a new item to its patisserie counters, designed by an ITV viewer.

Desserts manufacturer Indulgence Patisserie has completed the construction of a second manufacturing facility in Colchester.

Italian café company Ca’puccino is planning to open its sixth UK outlet in November this year, with a seventh planned for early 2015, according to its COO.

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