TEN BAKERS BREAK OUT THEIR MIXERS AND MEASURING CUPS FOR A SHOT AT $250,000 AND THE TITLE OF AMERICA'S BEST AMATEUR BAKER,
ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF
"THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION," WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
"Pies and Tarts" - Ten of the nation's top bakers from across the country begin their quest to become America's Best Amateur Baker, on the new summer reality series THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, premiering Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. In the series premiere, a baking firefighter battles his own fire in the kitchen and a Southern baker introduces judge Paul Hollywood to chocolate bacon. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (@foxoutdoors) is the host. Chef and bestselling cookbook author Marcella Valladolid (@chefmarcela) and master baker and current judge on the UK format "The Great British Bakeoff" Paul Hollywood (@Hollywoodbaker) are judges.
The bakers of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION are:
Name: Whitney Appleton Beery
Current Residence: Lubbock, Texas
(Originally from Castle Rock, Colo.)
Occupation: College Student
Baking Specialties: Cupcakes, cakes and scones
Name: James Reddick
Current Residence: Hollywood
(Originally from Indianapolis, Ind.)
Baking Specialties: Pies, cookies and pastries
Name: Francine Bryson
Current Residence: Pickens, S.C.
Baking Specialties: Pies, cakes and quiche
Name: Jeremy Cross
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Cookies, cakes and pies
Name: Darlene Pawlukowsky
Current Residence: Johns Creek, Ga.
Occupation: Project Manager
Baking Specialties: Cakes and cookies
Name: Elaine Francisco
Current Residence: Claremont, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies and cakes
Name: Brian Emmett
Current Residence: Itasca, Ill.
(Originally from Glendale Heights, Ill.)
Occupation: Owner of a Marketing/Advertising Company
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies, cookies, savory baked goods and pastries
Name: Kolette Biddle
Current Residence: Norco, Calif.
Occupation: Home Health Care Provider
Baking Specialties: Cookies, pies, cakes and tarts
Name: Carlo Fuda
Current Residence: Stamford, Conn.
(Originally from Elwood City, Pa.)
Occupation: Social Marketing Consultant
Baking Specialties: Zeppole, cheesecake and cupcakes
Name: Effie D. Sahihi
Current Residence: Hendersonville, Tenn.
(Born in Israel and raised in Winter Haven, Fla.)
Baking Specialties: Cakes, tarts and breads
THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION is executive produced by Richard McKerrow and Jay Bienstock and produced by Love Productions Ltd.