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Confectionery and Patisserie

Confectionery and Patisserie

Confectionery and Patisserie skills provide individuals with the tools necessary for successful careers as a pastry chef. Alternatively, cooking enthusiasts also benefit from participating in courses which teach Confectionery and Patisserie, in order to create a variety of desserts, puddings, biscuits, bread and so on. 



This WorldSkills UK competition showcases the values, behaviours and attitudes required to work in Confectionery and Pastry. This includes carrying out a range of tasks which reflect both modern and traditional patisserie.

Competitors will be expected to be able to demonstrate the core competencies, of which you can find in the ‘useful information’ section below.

Entry Criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • A maximum of 3 competitors may enter this competition per location or campus, and up to a total of 9 per organisation.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the Tools section below) and be training or working as patisseries/confectioners. You must be studying towards a Level 3 qualification have achieved a Level 3 qualification in the last 12 months.

How you can take part

  1. Register to enter this competition from 2 March to 2 April 2020. 
  2. Competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2020. Further details will be released in the New Year.
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by September 2020.
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2020 as part of WorldSkills UK Live.

How you can take part

Dates and venues of the competition and qualifiers will be confirmed at a later time.

Useful information 

Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

The Craft Guild of Chefs is the competition organising partner for the Confectionery and Patisserie competition.

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