I'm not really asking that question, I'm asking you how you answer that question at a job interview. If your a pastry chef when you interview for a job, that seems to be one of the questions the interviewer always asks you. Why over think this question? Personally I don't have 1 favorite dessert (I really think it's a dumb question to ask a pro). I have a favorite recipe for tons of items....but one item to pick out of a crowded recipe file, I can't! Do they want me to say something classic, creative, retro, do I describe a sky scraper dessert on a painted plate with balancing cones or some new crazy combo to show how procressively wild I can think....it's like guessing a number between 1 and 1000, I don't know what they want me to pick. My answer is "my favorite dessert is the one the customer loves". But when I've said that I didn't think my interviewers liked my answer (last time around between jobs) even with some further explaination. It's not evasive, it's the truth, that's what I love to do, please my customers! Everyone has different tastes.......... So now that I'm between jobs again and I'm thinking about those interview questions this time around I'd like to know how you handle that question? Or if you were the interviewer what would you want to hear from me? P.S. Another thing I've had asked from me is for is a tasting (although it never happened). Well that's loaded too (at least in my mind)! How do you compare 3 pastry chefs with a tasting? You can't, unless you hand all of them the same recipes and let them all work with the same equipment and time them from start to finish. Timing them isn't really fair either in a new enviroment. But the interviewer isn't going to run their tasting that way. No, they'll just ask you all to bring something in. Which again brings you back to desiding what your perfect dessert is. But aren't you guessing what the interviewers favorite is actually? So what would you do? And what do you want to hear and taste if your the interviewer?