Hosts & Judges

Dean Brettschneider

     
Dean Brettschneider

Dean Brettschneider is a professional baker and bakery entrepreneur. After completing his apprenticeship in New Zealand, he worked in the US, Britain, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, gaining experience in all areas of the baking world.

Today, Dean is regarded as one of the best bakers on the planet. Dean is now working from Denmark, London and Singapore, but still visits New Zealand regularly throughout the year. He has bakery interests globally and is the brains behind the very successful artisan bakery chain Baker & Cook in Singapore.

Dean is due to release his 11th baking book this year and scheduled to debut his TV career in the UK along with his bestselling book PIE.

“For Chelsea New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker I want to see some great all round baking and someone that can prove to me that they are more than just a “one cupcake hit wonder”. They need to deliver a constant high level of all round baking to impress me!

“This year the challenges will be harder, filled with twists and turns, so the pressure is really on! I want and expect the bakers to learn and grow from each week and they need to listen to what advice is given. I love to share baking knowledge and information, so they better listen carefully”.

“Baking is all about passion, dedication, commitment and fun, so I will be looking for all these elements to shine through in their baking, if they are missing any of these vital ingredients, their baking will end up at the bottom of the bin and they will be going home”

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Host & Judges

Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Colin Mathura-Jeffree is a model, actor, host, performer and general man-about-town. He is best known as the wild-haired, lamington-throwing judge on New Zealand’s Next Top Model and has consistently created a stir in the Home Baker kitchen for the last four series.

Dean Brettschneider

Dean Brettschneider

Dean Brettschneider is a professional baker and bakery entrepreneur. After completing his apprenticeship in New Zealand, he worked in the US, Britain, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, gaining experience in all areas of the baking world.

Julia Crownshaw

Julia Crownshaw

Julia is the founder of award winning dessert business, Dollop Puddings, a company founded on the art of baking. She began the business just three years ago with a friend, on her return from Europe.

 

Baking Inspiration

Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal

Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal

Want to impress guests but also stay relatively healthy? Then try this fantastic recipe for Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal.

Fig and Walnut Cupcakes

Fig and Walnut Cupcakes

Take a look at this phenomenal and simple recipe for fig and walnut cupcakes. Yum!