Hometown: New Plymouth
Occupation: Landscape Architecture student at Victoria University
Kurt is originally from Taranaki but during the year studies at Victoria University. He’s an under-21 netball rep and not your typical baker.
He was raised on a farm and his grandma lived down the drive from him when he was growing up so he spent a lot of time there. She taught him to bake and
he’s been baking ever since he could hold himself up.
He hopes that his design background will be his secret weapon. He puts a big emphasis on making things look beautiful as he believes that you eat with your
eyes as well.
Kurt describes himself as a happy, outgoing person who struggles to wipe the smile from his face. He’s really confident – but will be enough to see him take
out the competition?
What inspired you to audition for CNZHHB?
My audition was
inspired greatly by my sister, Nerida. Once she has worked the idea into my
head I was all for it.
What is your signature baking dish?
That depends on my
mood, could be sweet, could be savoury, but always awesome! I’m quite into
cupcakes at the moment.
What baked good would best describe your personality
Hmm, maybe I’d best
describe myself as a crème brulee. Once you get into the middle, I’m full of
What is your ‘can’t-live-without’ baking tool in
I refuse to go
anywhere without my icing tips, they save my life and can make anything look
Finish this sentence: I am Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest
Home Baker because……
I have skill, I’m eager to try new things and I really