Kings of Pastry

  • Kings of Pastry brings to the screen a scene never before witnessed: 16 French pastry chefs gathered for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures. This is the MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) competition, the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef; it is a dream and an obsession. The film follows Jacquy Pfeiffer, founder of The French Pastry School in Chicago, as he returns to France to compete in this competition of extraordinary skill, nerves of steel, and luck, in hopes of being declared, by President Sarkozy, one of the Kings of Pastry.


    “I never saw so many strong men sobbing at once” – The Guardian (UK)


    “Marvelous, irresistible . . . a total delite” – The Los Angeles Time






    • a film by Chris Hegedus & D A Pennebaker
    • executive producer Frazer Pennebaker
    • produced by Flora Lazar Frazer Pennebaker
    • associate producers Rebecca Lando Patricia Soussloff
    • edited by Chris Hegedus D A Pennebaker
    • camera Chris Hegedus D A Pennebaker
    • additional camera Nick Doob