The film follows Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, through an intense three days of making themed cakes, candies, six-foot sugar sculptures, pastry and more with strict specifications and time limits. Unlike “Top Chef,” the competition is really between each chef and himself — rather than the other chefs — as each one strives for perfection and the coveted blue, white and red MOF collar.
Towering cakes, shattering chocolate scuptures, camaraderie, talent and tears: “Kings of Pastry” will remind you what a real cooking competition looks like.
• Watch the trailer: Kings of Pastry
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