Inspired by the pastry world's toughest professional challenge, young chefs battle for industry glory.
Every four years, the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France, MOF (Best French Craftsman) is granted to the elite professional pastry chef whose artistry - and temperament - can withstand a truly punishing series of challenges, non-stop scrutiny, and near-impossible judging criteria. Inspired by this legendary challenge, The Next Great Pastry Chef brings ten remarkable young talents together in TV's first professional pastry competition - testing the limits of talent, endurance, and the ability to please a fastidious jury of acclaimed master pâtissiers. In each episode, under the shadow of elimination, the young chefs must put egos aside as challenges increase in difficulty, and the demands of executing new techniques and producing complicated regional specialties take a toll. The grueling final showcase pits the two remaining contestants against each other to deliver a themed buffet, and be named the year's best by the three-member jury and some of the country's most influential guest pastry chefs.