The Great Canadian Baking Show

Oyaks Airende: Baker Bio

When he’s not perfecting his signature red velvet cake, Oyaks plays tennis and enjoys fashion and landscape photography.
Oyaks Airende, 28, is a project scheduler and engineer from Calgary. (Great Canadian Baking Show/Steve Carty)

Oyaks Airende, 28  
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Occupation: Project scheduler and engineer
Instagram: @thefoodengineer_yyc

Originally from Nigeria, Oyaks has called Calgary home for several years and he has a huge group of friends who are big fans of his baking experiments. Oyaks' baking is inspired by his earliest food memory: his mom and sister making him a special cake for his fourth birthday. He's taken that memory and turned it into a passion for baking and cooking. As an engineer and IT worker, Oyaks has a scientific mind to go with his artistic eye. When he's not perfecting his signature red velvet cake, Oyaks plays tennis and enjoys fashion and landscape photography.

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