The Moroccan version of the great amateur pastry chef competition “The Best Pastry Chef” is finally coming to your screens. It will air every Tuesday at 9:40 p.m. starting January 26 on 2M. For eight weeks, ten participants will compete to win the title of “Ahssan Pâtissier”, with the publication of a cookbook in their name.
After the successful launch of its new news and information magazine offer, 2M continues to innovate in entertainment programming. On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the channel will kick off the first season of Ahssan Pâtissier, the first competition entirely dedicated to pastry.
It is an adaptation of the BBC’s English culinary reality show “Bake Off”, which has enjoyed audiences in over 30 countries and of which the French version “Le Meilleur Pâtissier” is best known. broadcast on M6 and RTL.
Adapted for the first time in the Arab world, the event program “Ahssan Pâtissier”, will pay tribute to the art of pastry making, with a focus on the great international pastry, and will highlight the heritage of Moroccan pastry, known for its finesse and subtlety.
The ten candidates selected for the competition are passionate amateurs embodying all the components of Moroccan society with its regional diversity. Khouloud and Zyad, the youngest of the participants are both 24 years old and Chafika, the oldest, is 51 years old. They represent eight Moroccan cities, Berrechid, Casablanca, Fez, Khemisset, Marrakech, Rabat, Sale and Tetouan, and one of them is based in Paris.
For eight weeks, they will be accompanied by two coaches and jurors, in the roles of Cyril Lignac and Mercotte: a young professional pastry chef from major international houses, Othmane Belefkih, and a pastry professional embodied by the cake designer Bouchra Tmimi .
Participants will share their passion for pastry making and will compete in three events: the classic revisited, the technical and the creative.
Each of these tests will be an opportunity to test the candidates on their pastry skills and to rediscover the great classics of pastry according to a given theme for each bonus. To judge the creative test, a distinguished guest from Morocco or elsewhere will join the usual jury. The winner of the competition is the title of “AhssanPâtissier” and the publication of his own cookbook.
In order to realize its promise “2M brings us together”, the channel continues to innovate in the production of entertainment and reality shows, meeting the expectations and tastes of a large audience. 2M locally adapts renowned international formats, such as the Meilleur Pâtissier, Fort Boyard (Jazirat El Kenz), Coke Studio, Ecole des Fans, Dakar-Fès express or MasterChef, in accordance with their requirements in terms of specifications and production charters (sets, animations, rules of the game …).