Cake Competition


With the rise of Top Chef: Just Desserts, Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, and any one of a host of shows featuring baked goods and the chefs who make them, it’s clear that America’s appetite for shows on sweets is near-insatiable. Cure that craving with Thursday’s screening of Kings of Pastry at the Brooklyn Museum. The film, made by well-known documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, follows the sixteen pastry chefs in the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. The super-elite competition, taking place every four years, has the potential to make or break the careers of the men who risk everything to compete – the stakes are high, and the drama is higher. Pennebaker and Hegedus will be present for a Q&A after the screening, along with Brooklyn’s own chocolatier extraordinaire Jacques Torres.

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