Meet The Bakers

Kiriana Marshall

Kiriana Marshall

Hometown: Upper Hutt
Occupation: Ministry of Social Development Manager – Regional Relationship Manager
Age: 41

Kiriana has been married for two years to her “sexy husband” Johnny Marshall. They have a young son Arana who is eight years old, daughter Olivia who is 15 (currently living in OZ) and another baby on the way. Her husband Johnny gained 10kg by eating her baking!

Her Mum taught her to bake and she’s been baking ever since she can remember. Her first memory is baking cheese scones at pre-school. She started to get really into baking seriously when she was in her early thirties.

Kiriana has a dream to open her own little bakery one day. She’s hoping this competition will help her learn new skills and new abilities to help her dream.

What inspired you to audition for CNZHHB?
My son, Arana, told me to apply cause I’m the best cook ever.

What is your signature baking dish?

I don’t have one, I have many. I’m a woman of many talents when baking, true story (lol).

What baked good would best describe your personality (and why!)?

Scone – over work me and I’ll become tough bahahaha. Plus I can’t think of anything else.

What is your ‘can’t-live-without’ baking tool in the kitchen?
My collection of recipes.

Finish this sentence: I am Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker because……
I love baking…oh and I’m good at it. Like my son says “I’m the best baker ever.”

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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.


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