Occupation: Mother of three and Business Consultant
Sarah lives in Taupo with her partner Nick, their 19 month old baby, seven year old daughter and her 13 year old stepdaughter. She works with her Mum, Dad and
Her first memory is baking flat bread with her Mum and she’s grown up with Marae cooks. Her Mum taught her all the basics and she’s well versed in baking large
quantities of food quickly – but is also an absolute perfectionist!
The kitchen is where she goes to zone out after a stressful day. It’s her zen place and she loves to bake. She would love to turn her baking into a career – that would
be her dream-come-true. She’s outgoing, fun, and extremely competitive.
What inspired you to audition for CNZHHB?
I’ve been baking so much for friends and family recently, with birthday and Tangi, so all of them saw the ad and encouraged me to enter.
What is your signature baking dish?
Croquembouche. Everyone knows if I’m in the kitchen at the Marae, you'll see a whole bunch of choux buns appear and toffee flung everywhere.
What baked good would best describe your personality (and why!)?
Black forest gateaux. Full of dark chocolate, a bit fruity, heaps of sugar, yum, yum!
What is your ‘can’t-live-without’ baking tool in the kitchen?
Oil spray. It’s like magic in a can! No need for soft butter for greasing stuff when you can just push a button.
Finish this sentence: I am Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker because……
I can just about anything and make it look as good as it tastes if not better.