Aug 14, 2019

Baroness von Sketch Show’s Carolyn Taylor and Aurora Browne host, with esteemed pastry chef

Kyla Kennaley joining veteran judge Bruno Feldeisen

CBC today revealed the 10 amateur bakers who will compete in the upcoming season of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW, premiering Wednesday, September 18 at 8 p.m. on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service. Over the course of eight episodes, this group of diverse and talented bakers from across the country will face a number of classic culinary-themed challenges, in an effort to achieve their personal best and ultimately win the Great Canadian Baking Show title.  

As previously announced, Season 3 of the fan favourite series will be hosted by Carolyn Taylor and Aurora Browne, two of the co-creators, executive producers and stars of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Baroness von Sketch ShowBruno Feldeisen will be joined by esteemed pastry chef Kyla Kennaley at the judge’s table to sample the amateur bakers’ best offerings.

Based on the beloved British format, each episode features three challenges – the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake, and the Show Stopper – during which the bakers will rely on their personal interests, styles and cultural backgrounds to make their delicious dishes stand out to the judges. After the bakes are tested and critiqued, the judges decide who will be the week’s Star Baker and who will be sent home. In the final episode, the remaining three bakers will vie for the title of Canada’s best amateur baker. This season’s bakers are:

  •       Colin Asuncion, 30, a marketing manager from Toronto, ON
  •       Betty Chan, 64, a retired executive assistant from Vancouver, BC
  •       Liam Harrap, 29, a journalist from Revelstoke, BC
  •       Chris Koo, 30, a family physician from Edmonton, AB
  •       Jasmine Linton, 22, a university student from Richmond Hill, ON
  •       Andrea Nauta, 30, a barista from Comox, BC
  •       Jodi Robson, 33, a table games dealer from Regina, SK
  •       Nataliia Shevchenko, 33, an administrative assistant from Edmonton, AB
  •       Jay Smidt, 51, a government trade officer from Cantley, QC
  •       Mary Lou Snow, 67, a college physiotherapy instructor from Conception Bay South, NL

In season 2, fifty-eight-year-old software engineering consultant, Andrei Godoroja, of Vancouver, BC took home the title after competing against semi-finalists Megan Stasiewich of Leduc, AB and Sachin Seth of Halifax, NS. In the lead up to the Season 3 premiere, fans can satisfy their cravings by catching up on seasons 1 and 2 on CBC Gem.

THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is produced by Proper Television in association with CBC and Love Productions. The executive producers are Lesia Capone and Cathie James, and the series producer is Marike Emery. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; and Susan Taylor is Executive in Charge of Production. The format is owned by Love Productions and distributed by Sky Vision. In addition to the original British series, the format has been produced in 23 territories including the United States, Australia, France and Ireland. THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is presented with Robin Hood®. The Robin Hood® Baking Family consists of a portfolio of leading baking brands.


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About Proper Television Inc.

Since opening its doors in 2004, Proper Television has become one of Canada’s premier production houses. Proper works across a wide range of factual genres, creating more than 600 hours of reality, lifestyle and documentary and specialist factual programming. The company’s ratings-grabbing slate includes a mix of originals like Under New Management with Arlene Dickinson, Mary’s Kitchen Crush, Vegas Rat Rods and Last Stop Garage, along with big international formats such as MasterChef Canada, Canada’s Worst Driver, The Great Canadian Baking Show and Iron Chef Canada. In 2017 Proper became a division of Boat Rocker Media.


For more information:

Liz Reid, CBC Public Relations