National Selections : Belgium :
Thomas, Pascal (°1973) - Nalinnes, Belgium
1991 : Certificate of Professional Patissier, Chocolate Confectioner, Glacier at Lycée Hôtelier in Strasbourg, France
1990 - 1991 : Specialised course Hotel Pastry Chef at Lycée Hôtelier in Strasbourg, France
1989 - 1990 : Professional Kitchen study at the Lycée Hôtelier de Guebwilver in France
1998 : start up of his own business 'Patisserie Thomas' in Nalinnes.
1996 : Patissier & Glacier at Patisserie Debaere in Woluwe St Lambert
1995 : Patissier & Glacier at Maison des Desserts in Namur
1994 : Patissier & Glacier at Patisserie Normandie in Namur
1993 : Patissier & Glacier at Maison Debailleul in Brussels
Awards and competitions
2003: 'Cointreau Gastronomie' contest in Courtrai, Belgium, 5th place
2003: 'Mandarine Napoléon' contest in Brussels, Belgium, 1st place
1990: 'Concours Gastronomique Regional' in Guebwilver, France, 1st place in category Junior Chef
'With each contest in which I participate, I want to improve myself. The fact of having to go to the edge of our profession, makes you progress enormeously. A victory in this contest would be a wonderful climax in a craft that I love so much.
I have always dreamed of being part of the Belgian prominents of pastry and be ahead of new trends.
It would be a great promotion for my own shop and at the same time I would consider it an honour to represent Belgium internationally...'