With the American premiere broadcast of Kings of Pastry on PBS in June 2011, we asked viewers to add outstanding pastry chefs to our map of local Kings and Queens of Pastry.
The suggestions ranged from master chefs who’ve earned a prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (“Best Craftsmen in France”) collar to amateur bakers who’ve won accolades from their neighbors.
Explore the chefs and bakeries near you, and bon appétit!
You can also view an interactive map of “MOFs” to find out more about the award-winning chefs and their restaurants.
The prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition is held every four years to identify and honor France’s premier skilled workers. In Kings of Pastry, premiering Tuesday June 21, 2011 on PBS, filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker (The War Room, Dont Look Back) follow competitors in the pastrymaking division as they vie for the MOF title.