Great British Speakers Top Ten Bakers for National Baking Week 14th – 19th Oct
7th Oct 2020
It’s National Baking Week from the 14th October, so we thought we’d gather for you a fabulous list of Great British Speakers.
You’ll be pleased to know that given the current COVID situation they’re all available online able to deliver virtual and hybrid talks and demonstrations.
So lets find a Great British Baker…
Having trained at Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics Mary began her career as the cookery editor of Housewife magazine and later, Ideal Home magazine in the 1960s. However, her first television appearance was not until the 1970s where she appeared on Afternoon Plus with Judith Chalmers as the show’s resident cook.
Mary is commonly associated with the BBC and gained further popularity as a judge on their iconic amateur baking contest The Great British Bake Off and its spin-off Junior Bake Off.
Mary has also filmed from her own kitchen and launched the successful Aga Workshops, an at-home cookery school which has over 12,000 students enrolled.
To date, she has written over 80 cookbooks and sold over 6millon.
She has won numerous awards including Good Housekeeping Award for Food Book of the Year and an NRTA for Best Television Chef.
To find out more and book Mary Berry to speak, go to her full bio page HERE
Founder of Little Venice Cake Company Mich is a qualified Food Scientist and has over 25 years experience in the industry.
She is described as ‘Queen of Couture Cakes’ thanks to her multi-award-winning designs and A-list clientele. Among her many accolades, Mich has been named as Harper’s Bazaar & CHANEL Entrepreneur, and her company recognised as a Walpole Luxury Brands of Tomorrow.
A successful writer and author of six internationally bestselling books.
As well as live demonstrations Mich hosts awards and is an accomplished speaker on business and entrepreneurship, creativity and what drives her own inspiration as well as a light-hearted insight into the world of celebrities through their cakes.
In 2010, Mich received an MBE for her services to the catering industry.
To find out more and book Mich Turner to speak, go to her full bio page HERE
Alex Hollywood is a passionate home cook and family food writer with two popular cookery books under her belt as well as a devoted following on social media.
She has a no fuss approach to cookery that makes her recipes incredibly appealing and as a result she has built up a loyal fan base and social media following.
Her humour and stoicism are infectious and relatable and were noticed by TV producers who took her on as a regular on ITV’s Lorraine, Alex has also demonstrated her delicious recipes on ITV’s This Morning.
Her multi-media career compounds her versatility; her recipes have been published by various high-profile publications such as Prima Magazine, The Mail On Sunday, The Daily Mail and The Times, she has also fronted Tesco’s successful ‘Christmas Chocolate’ Promotion, worked with Mission Deli Wraps and she collaborated with Sainsbury’s on a national campaign called Taste Buddies, Active Kids.
Lisa is a wizzard confectioner and pastry chef, vastly experienced in live and recorded TV and star of many exhibition demonstrations.
She teaches chocolate making in her own workshops and cake decoration classes. She also teaches for the City Lit institute, and writes recipes for Rachel’s Dairy, Morphy Richards and Tesco Real Food and many other publications.
You might well have seen Lisa’s live demonstrations at various food festivals and shows including The Ideal Home Show, Cake and Bake and Grand Designs.
To find out more and book Lisa Marley to speak, go to her full bio page HERE
Georgia Green is a talented, young master baker and cake maker. Georgia runs her own successful business Georgia’s Cakes where she designs her stunning bespoke cake creations for her clients that range from single tiered special birthday cakes to multi-layered luxury wedding cakes. Georgia now supplies Harrods for the special occasion cakes alongside her own blossoming business.
Georgia’s incredible cakes, her fun-loving personality and her determination to show the world how baking can be achievable and enjoyable at any age has resulted in her gaining over 80,000 followers on Instagram in just a year and attracted luxury brands like DKNY and Lancôme, as well as fans like Cara Delevigne, Suki Waterhouse and Lorraine Pascale to her world of cakes.
Baking is most undoubtedly cool again. With her sights firmly set on establishing herself as Britain’s leading lady of baking, Georgia Green is building an empire, one decadent cake at a time.
Renowned for her creativity in the Bake Off tent, Frances won the popular BBC baking show, The Great British Bake Off in 2013.
Out of the kitchen, Frances has worked at design companies in London and Vancouver and recently helped design a new range of baby and toddler clothing for the fashion brand Joules. In 2015, Frances published her first book, Quinntessentialy Baking, with Bloomsbury.
Jane has been an entertaining Speaker for years. Her parents said she was a perfect baby until she learned to talk – and she hasn’t stopped since.
Jane is also the author of three books and an entrepreneur, keen to encourage others to Play Nicely in business – and other women to embark on business adventures to fulfil their potential.
She runs The English Cream Tea Company based in Essex, UK along with the famous ‘Scone Gnomes’ who freshly prepare and send out afternoon tea-related gifts worldwide. They run The Secret Sconery events venue and tea room – and also gained the Guinness World Record for the largest tea party.
Jane has a motivational message wrapped up in a unique, memorable and specialist package – and it can apply to all levels of an organisation.
To find out more and book Jane Malyon to speak, go to her full bio page HERE
Jon Jenkins won the hearts of thousands of viewers during the GBBO series. Not only did he become known for being a proud Welshman, baking a variety of Welsh bakes most weeks.
He also demonstrated his love of loud Hawaiian shirts, by wearing a different shirt each week, including a Christmas themed Hawaiian shirt, starring Santa in a grass skirt.
Since being in the Bake Off tent, Jon has had a hugely positive response from the public and social media, which has given him opportunities such as working for the BBC as part of Children in Need and on BBC Radio Wales as part of the Foodie Friday programme.
Jon has been involved in promotions of baking products and hosting open days, including Redrow Homes.
To find out more and book Jon Jenkins to speak, go to his full bio page HERE
Rav Bansal became one of the most popular contestants on The Great British Bake Off. With his combination of fascinating flavours and fusion style of baking Rav quickly impressed the judges with his unique flare for baking.
Following his GBBO success, Rav took part in a two-week vegan challenge, which went on to last 6 months – although Rav admits he is no longer Vegan, he still consumes a predominantly plant-based diet and enjoys incorporating this into his recipes.
To find out more and book Rav Bansal to speak, go to his full bio page HERE
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