“Michelin Stars: The Madness of Perfection” is an investigative documentary led by food writer and critic William Sitwell. In the film, Sitwell tries to find the true meaning and importance of gaining Michelin stars for chefs.
Most people believe that the Michelin stars can spell the difference between a chef who can make an experience out of every meal and an ordinary cook who serve ordinary meals. The film gives viewers an inside look at why Michelin stars are revered in the industry and what types of dishes chefs need to cook in order to earn them. Sitwell also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of having a standard for chefs such as the Michelin stars.
The film features interviews from some of the most prominent characters in the culinary world like Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc. In order to gain an unbiased view, Sitwell also interviewed some restaurateurs who did not believe in the necessity of gaining stars.