Meet The Bakers

Kurt Cole

Kurt Cole

Hometown: New Plymouth
Occupation: Landscape Architecture student at Victoria University
Age: 20

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 (and why!)?

Hmm, maybe I’d best describe myself as a crème brulee. Once you get into the middle, I’m full of surprises.

What is your ‘can’t-live-without’ baking tool in the kitchen?
I refuse to go anywhere without my icing tips, they save my life and can make anything look awesome!

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 want it!

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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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