The Best Pastry Chef: Mercotte's technical tests annoy

THE BEST PASTRY. At each broadcast, Mercotte launches a technical test for the candidates. But increasingly complicated recipes annoy viewers. Here's why.

  The Best Pastry Chef: Mercotte's technical tests annoy

[Updated September 23 at 09:06] Mercotte does not only have fans among viewers of the Best Pastry Chef ! Each week, the show's granny imposes a technical test candidates, which is not always to everyone's taste. Viewers indeed regret the difficulty of certain events, which leads to a food waste monumental. 

Who was eliminated from the Best Pastry Chef?

Herve is the third eliminated candidate of this season 11 of the Best Pastry Chef. The candidate flopped during Cyril's challenge before finishing last in the Mercotte technical test.



  • Week 3: Herve
  • Week 2: Franklin
  • Week 1: Carine and Wiggins

What is the secret kitchen?

It will not have escaped your notice, Le Meilleur Pâtissier season 11 lasts even longer than the other years. In fact, after the main show, a one-hour programme, called La Cuisine Secrète, has been added and ends at 12:40 a.m. This novelty allows eliminated candidates to obtain a new chance to re-enter the competition. 'For the first time in the history of the competition, an incredible surprise will upset our pastry chefs (...) unprecedented duels that will take place out of sight in... The secret kitchen! For each of these duels, a draw will reveal the recipe that will have to be made, resulting from the most improbable challenges launched by Cyril Lignac during the 10 seasons of the competition', explains M6 .

Who are the candidates for the Best Pastry Chef 2022?

The names of candidates of this season 11 of the Best Pastry Chef are now known. For this 2022 edition, they were 16 on the starting line, from all over France but also from Belgium. Here they are :

  • Adelina, 28 years old, head of magasin, Belgium
  • Alicia, 27, truck driver, Strasbourg
  • Benjamin, 32, fruit and vegetable buyer, Saint-Alban
  • Carine, 45, civil servant in a community, Le Mans
  • Cléo, 20 years old, figure skater, Montlignon
  • Franklin, 76, retired, Paris
  • Hervé, 47, team leader in construction, Martigues
  • Justine, 30, pharmacist, Amiens
  • Karel, 29, retraining engineer, Paris
  • Manon, 20 years old, student in dietetics BTS, Montpellier
  • Najoua, 29, foreign affairs consultant, Courbevoie
  • Nils, 26, doctoral student in finance, Levallois-Perret
  • Sébastien, 47 years old, business manager in cybersecurity, Toulouse
  • Sébastien, 37, choreographer and dancer, Saint-Affrique
  • Wiggings, 25, executive assistant, Nanterre
  • Vanessa, 41, business manager of a communication agency, Kintzheim

Who makes up the jury for the Best Pastry Chef?

Like always, Cyril and Mercotte will be the members of the jury for this season 11 of the Best Pastry Chef. They will be supported by several guest chefs. And the least we can say is that M6 did very well this year: Philippe Conticini, Glenn Viel, Kevin Lacote, Thierry Marx, François Perret, Christelle Brua, Nina Métayer, Jeffrey Cagnes, Yann Couvreur or Pierre Hermé will be there!!

Who presents The Best Pastry Chef?

After having proven itself during a first season with amateurs and then with professionals, Marie Portolano will again be the host of this season 11 of the Best Pastry Chef. The host should still delight us with her humor and good humor.

Who are the Best Pastry Chef winners?

For 10 years, you can imagine, a large number of candidates have already won the title of 'Best Pastry Chef'. For the most nostalgic among you, we have compiled the list of winners of the Best Pastry Chef since the first season.

When does The Best Pastry Chef 2022 air?

Season 11 of the Best Pastry Chef started on Wednesday September 7, 2022 on M6. The program airs every Wednesday at 9:10 p.m.

Where can I find the Best Pastry Chef replay?

You are not available on Wednesday evening to watch the episodes? The M6 ​​channel and its 6play service allow you to watch the missed episode even several weeks after the broadcast. This will give you time to take notes and become a master baker too.

Source journaldesfemmes.fr