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Sirha Budapest Dessert Competition summary

At Sirha Budapest 2018 International HoReCa and Retail Show the Sirha Budapest Dessert Competition was organized for the third time. The competition awaited the professionals on the first day of the exhibition, 7th of February 2018, Wednesday. The main organizer of the competition was Zoltán KOLONICS, one of Hungary's most recognized creative pastry chefs.

The main purpose of the competition is to give professionals the opportunity to present their talents and to gather experience and learn from each other. Competitors improved their work to the competition for months by using high quality raw materials (Cacao Barry, Capfruit, Selmi Chocolate Machinery) provided by the sponsors. The pastry chefs competed each other in three categories: fruit dessert, dessert on plate and artwork.

Competition in 2018 was very interesting, because beside experienced confectioners, quite young professionals were represented as well. Among the competitors there were restaurant, hotel and confectionary specialists:

  • Gabriella BUTEJKA and Dóra VARGA,
  • Gréta BERTA and Emese KŐRÖSI-FEHÉR,
  • Krisztián FÜREDI and Zsuzsanna KÁROLYI
  • István MATUS and Rebeka BAKOS
  • Boglárka KOVÁCS and Beáta ANDRÁSI

The members of the jury are the bests of the profession, as in the previous years.  Zoltán ANDRÉSZ, Péter KORPONAI, István MÁZÁS, Nicolas COFFIN, István PESTI, Ákos SÁRKÖZI and Attila VESZELY evaluated the competitors.

The winners in 2018 were Gréta BERTA and Emese KŐRÖSI-FEHÉR and they also won Special award for artwork. The jury rewarded Krisztián Füredi and Zsuzsanna Károlyi with the Special award for the most beautiful plate.

The final order:

  •   I. place: Gréta BERTA and Emese KŐRÖSI-FEHÉR
  •  II. place: Krisztián FÜREDI and Zsuzsanna KÁROLYI
  • III. place: Gabriella BUTEJKA and Dóra VARGA

The high quality equipment and materials were provided by the sponsors of the competition. Special sponsors were Coninvest Kft. and Goodwill National Trading Trading Kft. on behalf of: Cacao Barry, Capfruit, Selmi Chocolate Machinery.




  • Assur Kft.
  • Bragard (Dresscode Kft.)
  • HOTEX-SERVICE Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft.
  • PROGAST Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft.
  • Winterhalter