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Filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker, along with "Mr. Chocolate," Jacques Torres, discuss the MOF competition and the making of Kings of Pastry.

Filmmaker Interviews

Acclaimed filmmakers of The War Room, and Kings of Pastry talk about filmmaking and their process.

Classroom Clips

In this clip from Kings of Pastry, the film introduces the institution of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, or MOF as a prestigious award given to the best craftsmen in France.

Classroom Clips

In this clip from Kings of Pastry, chefs Philippe Rigollot and Jacquy Pfeiffer talk about their preparation for the MOF competition.


Sixteen chefs whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition.

  • Updated on April 17, 2014

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Film Information

Kings of Pastry (90 min.)

Premiere Date: June 21, 2011

Encore Broadcast Date: Sept. 13, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmakers: Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim


Chris Hegedus
Chris Hegedus
D A Pennebaker
D A Pennebaker

It's not about doing the best you can do, but the best that can be done.”

— Jacquy Pfeiffer, Pastry Chef


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Critical Acclaim

Forget Masterchef. This is the culinary Hurt Locker.”

— Damien Love,
Herald Scotland

I never saw so many strong men sobbing at once.”

— Nancy Banks-Smith,
Guardian UK

Spellbinding brilliance, high drama and humor!”

— Monica Eng,
Chicago Tribune

Gripping, even for non-foodies. It’s not revealing too much to say that a disaster precipitates some of the pic’s most affecting moments.”

— Alissa Simon,


— Ruth Reichl

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