Dan Levy and Julia Chan to host The Great Canadian Baking Show
Acclaimed pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Rochelle Adonis to serve as judges
This fall, Daniel Levy and Julia Chan are going to keep the judges buttered up and bakers laughing even when the going gets tough.
The two actors will host The Great Canadian Baking Show, premiering on Wednesday Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC.
The homemade version of the hit British series brings together 10 amateur bakers from across the country to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges as they celebrate their diverse backgrounds, families and communities.
"The first time I watched The Great British Baking Show, my heart grew three sizes. It's the most joyful, inspiring competition-based reality show on TV and I'm so excited to be a part of the Canadian series," Levy said (Schitt's Creek, The Hills: The After Show).
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of The Great Canadian Baking Show. There's nothing quite like watching lovely people truly committed to being great at something — and this show is exactly that," Chan said (Saving Hope, A Kid Like Jake).
Judging which competitors measure up are acclaimed pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Rochelle Adonis. Feldeisen is the former executive pastry chef for the Four Seasons in New York and Vancouver and a multiple James Beard Award nominee. Adonis is the Quebec-raised, European-trained creator of a flagship tea shop and confectionary brand in Australia.
"Baking is all about love and sharing. It makes the world a better place, and I'm honoured to be part of this unique Canadian experience," Feldeisen said.
"Coming home to Canada to mentor these extraordinary amateur bakers is a dream come true!" Adonis said.
Each episode will feature three rounds including the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. After the bakes are tasted and critiqued, the judges will decide who will become the week's Star Baker and who will be sent home. The final three bakers will compete for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.
While waiting for the Canadian series, you can whet your appetite with the most recent season of the British series (Season 7), which will air as The Great British Baking Show starting Wednesday, August 23 at 8 p.m. ET (8:30 NT) on CBC. Season 6 is available to stream now at cbc.ca/watch.