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Kings of Pastry
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 film follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home of Alsace to practice for the contest.
Starring Sebastien Canonne, Jacquy Pfeiffer, Rachel Beaudry, Philippe Rigollot, Stephane Glacier
Directed by Chris Hegedus, Donn Alan Pennebaker
Running Time - 1:24
Genre - Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
This movie is not currently playing in theaters.
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