Panettone Day 2021: the names of the 25 finalists selected by Iginio Massari

On June 17, the jury led by Maestro Iginio Massari selected the pastry chefs who will enter the final scheduled in Milan on September 14. The event is organized by Braims in partnership with Novacart.
  • The selections for the final of Panettone Day, ended on June 17 at CAST Alimenti headquarters. The competition dedicated to artisan panettone is organized by Braims in partnership with Novacart, in collaboration with Callebaut, FB and Vitalfood.

    175 professionals from all over Italy took part in this year’s edition and a total of 326 panettone entered the competition.

  • Panettone Day finalists

    Here are the names of the pastry chefs who will compete in the September final with their versions of traditional, creative and Ruby chocolate panettone.

     

    “Best traditional Panettone” Category 2021

    Giacomo Palma, Estro e Dolcezze, Tricase
    Roberto De Martino, L’ Orangeria, Bergamo
    Alessio Rannisi, La Siciliana, Milan
    Luigi Tramonte, Pasticceria Roxy, Martignano
    Pasquale D'Avanzo, La Bottega del Dolce, Cicciano
    Lorenza Rizzi, Il Giardino del Pane, San Felice Circeo
    Adriano Anastasio, Pasticceria Adriano, Seriate
    Walter Bartolini, Pan Brioches, Villanova di Colli al Metauro
    Federico Perrone, Giuri’ss, Salice Salentino
    Gennaro Cavallaccio, Panificio Cavallaccio, Trentola Ducenta
    Barbara Veronica Braghero, Storie di un Chicco di Grano, Fiumefreddo di Catania
    Francesco Cantarella, Caffè Scandura, Biancavilla
    Francesco Paolella, Bar Big Dolciaria, Telese Terme
    Antonio Cinque, Panificio 5, Vico Equense
    Marco Serlini, Pasticceria Serlini, Gussago

     

    “Best Creative Sweet Panettone” Category 2021

    Antonio Giannotti, Perrotta Gigliola, Montella
    Nazareno Fontana, Ristorante il Caminetto, Terracina
    Emanuele Dessena, Latte e Miele, Olbia
    Domenico Napoleone, Pasticceria Napoleone, Rieti
    Francesco Lucarelli, Zucchero&Cannella, Monopoli

     

    “Best Ruby Chocolate Panettone” Category 2021

    Alberto Magistrali, Pasticceria Manzoni, Cavaria con Premezzo
    Alessandro Luccero, Dolce Stil Novo, Cassino
    Alberto Panarari, Pasticceria Panarari, Treviglio
    Pasquale Barbato, Pasticceria Barbato, Solofra
    Raffaele Romano, Gran Caffè Fratelli Romano, Solofra

  • Towards the final: the upcoming events

    The final will take place on September 14 in Sala Mengoni at Cracco Restaurant, Milan, with the announcement of the winners for the three categories.

    The final will be also broadcasted live on Panettone Day social channels: each panettone will be tasted in total anonymity by the jury composed of President Iginio Massari, the starred chef Carlo Cracco, Marco Pedron, Head Pastry Chef of Cracco Restaurant and new emerging star of the Italian pastry, and the winner of 2020 edition, Gianluca Prete.

    From 4 to 31 October, the 25 creations of the finalists will be on sale in a Temporary Store in Corso Garibaldi in Milan.

  • Panettone Day jury led by Iginio Massari
    Panettone Day selections
  • Panettone Day is organized by Novacart and Braims to promote the excellence of the Italian pastry: our company is a world leader in the production of baking molds for food and confectionery use thanks to the capacity for innovation and the high quality of products, including baking molds for panettone, with several registered patents. In addition to products for artisanal pastry, Novacart also specializes in paper and cardboard products for the food industry and large-scale distribution.

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