Kings of Pastry (2010)

Kings of Pastry
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 24mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords competition
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Chris Hegedus Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
D.A. Pennebaker Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Nick Doob Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
D.A. Pennebaker Editor n/a 172 7000001
Sebastien Giniaux Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Chris Hegedus Editor n/a 172 7000002
Chris Hegedus Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Barbara Truyen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Flora Lazar Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chris Hegedus Director n/a 2 2000002
Frazer Pennebaker Producer n/a 3 3000002
Frazer Pennebaker Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Nick Fraser Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
D.A. Pennebaker Director n/a 2 2000001
Imagine a scene never before witnessed: Sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy one of the best. This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen in France). The blue, white and red striped collar worn on the jackets of the winners is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef - it is a dream and an obsession. The finalists, France's culinary elite, risk their reputations as well as sacrifice family and finances in pursuit of this lifelong distinction of excellence. Similar to the Olympics, the three-day contest takes place every four years and it requires that the chefs not only have extraordinary skill and nerves of steel, but also a lot of luck.