Hosts & Judges

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.

Julia Crownshaw graduated from Otago University with an honours degree in food science. She has a background in product development, having worked for Tip Top New Zealand, and with a high-end chocolate company in the UK.

“I am excited to be returning to judge on Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker this year, the bakers really have to bring their absolute best to the show. They know what we are looking for and there are no excuses,” she says.

“I am looking for a true understanding of all the elements of baking, the technical side, knowing how ingredients will work, tantalising decoration, and flavours that really wow us”

“I am expecting some outstanding baking this season; they will really need to think how to blow us away”.

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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!