It’s important to be yourself because the MOF competition is a picture of you and your ability. If there are too many people who influence your work, it’s no longer you.
Philippe Urraca, President of the Meilleurs ouvriers de France Pâtissier, in “Kings of Pastry”
It’s hard to stick with your gut when you’re an artist, especially when being the best at your craft means getting judged — formally or informally — by others.
I liked this documentary about the pastry chefs competing for the MOF title. It’s all about perfection and passion in your craft, and the sometimes strange traditions we use to recognize them. Also, if you aren’t heartbroken when the sugar sculpture breaks (because a sugar piece always breaks in these events), then something’s very wrong with you.