The producers of the UK Phenomenon, The Great British Bake Off, are once again looking for America's best AMATEUR BAKERS for The Great American Baking Show! Now casting home bakers who are well-rounded in their bakes. If you are confident in making anything from cakes and pies to laminated bread, we want to hear from you! Passionate, skilled amateur bakers are encouraged to apply!How do I know if I’m eligible to apply for the show?Please review the Eligibility Requirements at the bottom of this form (#71). This is an amateur baking show. If you attended culinary school within the past 10 years you are NOT eligible. If you worked in a bakery within the past 10 years, you are NOT eligible. You must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of the United States.After I complete the application, when should I expect to hear from the casting team?We review EVERY application but due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to contact everyone who applies. We suggest you submit your application as early as possible to give us enough time to review it and we will reach out if we feel you are a strong candidate for the show.I’m not sure if I’m a good enough baker, should I still apply?YES! Don’t forget, this is an amateur baking show, so perfection is not a requirement. Life is about taking chances. If you have the passion for baking, give it a shot. You have NOTHING to lose!If I applied for previous seasons, should I apply again?Absolutely! We’ve had MANY people apply several times, and on the 3rd, 4th, or 5th time, they get cast!Do you have any tips on the application process?We suggest uploading as many baking pictures as requested below. Showing a range is also great! For example, if you bake layered cakes, bread, laminated doughs, and macarons, we want to see it all (rather than limiting your photos to cakes and cupcakes only). Select your most impressive bakes! Although it’s not required to make a video, we highly suggest you do!Questions?Email email@example.com*DEADLINE: PLEASE APPLY NO LATER THAN APRIL 15TH, 2024 TO BE CONSIDERED.*We reserve the right to extend the application deadline at our sole discretion.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW!
First Name *
Last Name *
Nickname/ Aliases/ Maiden Names *
Have you ever formally or otherwise changed your name? If so, what other names have you used and why? *
*For verification purposes only pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 2256 et seq *
Street Address *
Mobile Phone *
In which town/city did you grow up?
Highest level of education completed? *
What college/university did you attend? *
Degree(s) obtained ?
Current Occupation? *
How long at current job? *
Are you a legal resident of The United States? *
Do you have a valid U.S. Passport? *
If "yes" please list current expiration date.
Do you have kids? *
Do you have grandkids? *
How long have you been baking for? *
Who taught you how to bake? And what got you started? *
What do you personally get from baking? *
How often do you bake? *
How would you describe your experience level? *
Can you describe how wide/varied your baking repertoire is? *
Please give an example of the most difficult thing you have baked. *
How do you improve/develop your baking? Any examples? *
Please describe a typical day/week in terms of your baking - How big a part of your life is baking and why? *
How good do you think you are at baking? How good would your husband / wife / parents / friends say you are? *
Why do you bake and who do you bake for? *
How would you describe your experience level and how often do you bake each of the following?
• Custards & Meringues
• Pastries *
Please give an example of the most difficult thing you have baked in each discipline below and describe how it went/what it was for i.e. a birthday, family celebration etc.?
• Custards & Meringues
• Pastries *
Do you have a signature bake? Please give details. *
If so, why is it special? How did it become your signature bake? Are there any background / stories connected with it? *
Do you have any family stories about baking? e.g. memories, family favorites, recipes handed down the generations, baking anecdotes etc.
Have you ever had any baking disasters?! If so, please describe.
Do you belong to any cookery related groups/clubs? Please give details. *
Have you ever studied any aspect of food / cooking / bakery at any level? If so, please give details and dates and any applicable degree or certification. *
If so, please give details and dates.
Have you ever acquired any formal culinary, pastry and/or bakery training or other professional catering qualifications (i.e. degrees or certifications)? *
Have you ever worked in a food / cookery related field, past or present? *
If so, please give details (your exact role, was it full time or part time, please gives dates). *
Do you currently or have you ever sold your bakes or any food-related items? *
If you answered YES to the above, please tell us in detail what you sell, when, and how often you sell your bakes and/or food-related items. If you are comfortable sharing how much money you make a year selling your bakes, please include (this can be a rough estimate).
Do you currently, or have you ever taught any classes related to the culinary arts (including but not limited to baking, cooking, chocolatier, etc.)? *
If you answered YES, please describe in detail. Include what you taught, where, for how long, to whom and when.
What other hobbies besides baking do you have?
What is your greatest ambition in life?
What do you think has been your greatest achievement in life so far?
Have you been on TV before? If so, please give details of program, dates, role etc. *
Have you ever applied to another food or competition show? If so, please give details of program, dates, and how far into casting process you went or the status if currently being considered for another program. *
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions you must provide as much information as possible – including dates, judgments, cities, etc. for each instance.
Have you ever been arrested, detained or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense either as a juvenile or as an adult? *
If so, please provide details and dates. (You should exclude convictions more than two years old for any marijuana offense, convictions for which the record has been judicially ordered sealed, expunged, or statutorily eradicated, and any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case has been judicially dismissed.)
Are you currently involved in pending litigation? If so, please explain in detail.
Have you ever had a restraining order issued against you? If so, tell us about it. Use the back of this page or attach additional sheets if necessary. Give details, including, without limitation, date(s), place(s), name of the party seeking the restraining order and relationship of such party to you, and a description of the basis upon which the restraining order was sought, whether it was issued, and the basis upon which it was issued.
Do you have any outstanding warrants? If so, please provide details.
Do you have any events / special occasions / commitments in the next twelve (12) months that are not movable? *
If selected to participate in the show, are you available to leave work, family, and any other commitments for approximately 4 weeks during July - August 2024? *
Are you up to date with your COVID vaccinations?
To be considered up to date, you would have received all recommended vaccine doses in the primary series, and booster if eligible:
- 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer. If your last dose was more than 6 months ago, you have also received your booster.
- One dose of J&J vaccine. If you received your dose more than 2 months ago, you have also received your booster. *
Anything else you would like to add?
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND RELEASES *
I have read, understand, and agree with the foregoing. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER THIS APPLICATION & RELEASE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MY RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION & RELEASE. *
Please upload a clear and recent photo of yourself. *
Now, you'll be given an opportunity to upload some photos of your bakes. Please make sure you have the pictures saved to your desktop so they'll be easily accessible to upload.
Please upload a photo of your 1st bake. *
Please upload a picture of your 2nd bake. *
Please upload a picture of your 3rd bake. *
Please upload a picture of your 4th bake.
Please upload a picture of your 5th bake.
Here's where you get to tell us all about why you think you would be a great contestant on The Great American Baking Show. In a short 1-2 minute video please tell us your name, age, where you live and all about your obsession with baking, what baking means to you and your areas of baking expertise. Be yourself and have some fun with it! *
How did you hear about the casting for The Great American Baking Show? *