Chef’s Table: PastryLatest News and Opinion
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
A pastry chef weighs in on Chef’s Table: Pastry
"Pastry chefs—and I am one myself—rarely share the spotlight with the savory chefs their own work compliments," Dana Cree says of the Netflix four-part series, dropping today. "They often find their own notoriety, as we see this season, in bakeries, gelato cafes, and rare dessert-only dining establishments. Their relative anonymity means Chef’s Table can do what it does best: dive deep into their psyches to help understand their passion and motivation."
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
Why is Chef's Table: Pastry featuring mostly men when women dominate pastry chef jobs?
"All of the top jobs in kitchens have historically been dominated by men," says Maura Judkis, "except for one: the pastry chef. It’s one of the few jobs in the kitchen where women dominate in top awards: In this year’s James Beard Award nominations, it’s the only chef category where all of the nominees are women. So why, then, are three out of the four chefs featured on the new pastry-focused season of the Netflix show Chef’s Table men?" Judkis also notes that there have only been five women among the 18 chefs profiled on the Netflix series. Responding to the criticism, director David Gelb said in a statement: "We agree there should be better representation of women across the board and we’re committed to improving. There are many amazing chefs, from all walks of life, who inspire us and whose stories deserve to be told."
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Chef’s Table to delve into the world of pastry chefs
The foodie docuseries Chef’s Table: Pastry premieres on April 13.