They make the best breads and croissants in Orne and the surrounding area

By Editorial Alençon
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May 7, 24 at 6:18 p.m.

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Around 80 people attended, Thursday May 2, 2024, at the Salle de l’Éclat de Lonrai, near Alençon (Onre), at the Awards awarded to the winners of the annual competition organized by the Confrérie des Talmeliers du Bon Pain de l’Orne. This was held on Thursday April 11, in this same room.

From 50 bakerscraftsmen or workers, and the 31 apprentices who participated in this competition, eight of them received the titles of champion.

The prizes are awarded to…

  • Common bread: Stanislas Colin, worker at Yohan Hutin, “Au Blé Sucré” bakery in Couterne.
Stanislas Colin, from Couterne, receives the title of bread champion. ©L’Orne Hebdo
  • Apprentice common bread: Lucas Ameline, Ameline bakery in La Ferté-Macé.
  • Traditional bread: Mohamed Jemel, worker at the Olivier bakery in Flers.
Mohamed Jemel, from Flers, receives the title of champion of traditional bread. ©L’Orne Hebdo
  • Traditional apprentice bread: Lucas Tellier, apprentice to Eric Lecourt from the bakery “Aux Délices de Saint-Pierre” in Saint-Pierre-des-Nids.
  • Croissant: Julien Clairet from Maison M&J at Carrouges.
Julien Clairet receives the title of croissant champion.
Double reward for the Maison M&J bakery, in Carrouges. ©L’Orne Hebdo
  • Croissant apprentice: Hugo Lelandais, apprentice of Benoît Travert from the Travert-Maguet bakery in Saint-Paterne.
Hugo Lelandais, apprentice, receives the title of croissant champion.
Hugo Lelandais, apprentice at Saint-Paterne, receives the title of croissant champion. ©L’Orne Hebdo
  • Puff brioche: Nolan Delannoy, “La Fournée du Bonheur” bakery Curcity.
Nolan Delannoy receives the title of puff brioche champion.
Nolan Delannoy, from Courcité, receives the title of puff brioche champion. ©L’Orne Hebdo
  • Apprentice puff pastry brioche: Mathëys Hodiesne, apprentice at Maison M&J at Carrouges.
Mathëys Hodiesne, apprentice, receives the title of puff brioche champion.
Mathëys Hodiesne, apprentice at Carrouges, receives the title of puff brioche champion. ©L’Orne Hebdo

In each category, some received gold, silver and bronze awards. The others received honorary diplomas for their participation.

“Rewarded work”

Apprentices, most of whom are trained in 3IFA center, in Alençon, received a check from the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest, partner of the competition. Some flour mills de l’Orne also participated in the awards with the purchase of cups, like the Guénégo flour mill in Saint-Germain-du-Corbéis which presented a bag to each champion.

For their second participation in the competition, Maison M&J de Carrouges, run by Melva Russo and Julien Clairet, won two champion prizes for their croissant and their puff pastry brioche. “Our work is rewarded and we are proud of it. We claim the know-how of the profession and it is passed on to our five apprentices,” they rejoice.

Installed for barely three years, this reinforces the fact that “we were not wrong!” »

The awards ceremony was chaired by Robert Koessler, grand master of the Talmeliers brotherhood and Jean-Marie Yvard, member of the Fins Goustiers commandery of the Duchy of Alençon.

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