The British Richemont Club will host a three-day meeting of international members from 27 to 29 September.

British president Dawn van Rensburg of Gerrards Confec-tioners of North Wales, together with John Slattery of Manchester-based Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier and Liz Davidson of Classic Celebration Cake of Stockport have spent two years planning the event. It will see 90 top confectioners and patissiers from Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, Austria and Turkey descend on Manchester, for the three-day gala meeting.

The meeting will start with mass at a nearby church on the Saturday evening, followed by a Chinese banquet. Over the following days, there will be several events, including a trip to Manchester United’s famous football ground, bakery visits to Waterfields of Leigh and Chat-wins Bakery of Nantwich, and a special series of Masterclass demonstrations at the renowned Slattery school. The event will be rounded off by a dinner at the medieval Samlesbury Hall.