Are you Kenya‘s next top amateur baker? A Kenyan version of the immensely popular BBC show ‘The Great British Bake Off’, has been unveiled, dubbed ‘The Great Kenyan Bake Off’, which will see a group of amateur bakers battle it out to be crowned Kenya’s best.
Sponsored by UNGA Limited group, ‘The Great Kenyan Bake Off’ will, in addition to encouraging Kenyans to bake more, seek to reveal a crop of talented bakers who will compete against each other, attempting to impress selected judges with their baking skills. Each week on the show, one contestant will be eliminated, and one will be named the star baker, leading up to a grand finale where Kenya’s winning baker will be crowned.
It’s great to see a resurgence in interest in picking up reality TV shows for the Kenyan and wider East African market: earlier this month, Safaricom, the Kenya Film Classification Board and Tanzania’s Clouds Media launched another localized version to a popular global franchise, ‘Got Talent’.
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To apply to take part in ‘The Great Kenyan Bake Off’, one must be a Kenyan adult as of 15th April 2019 and must not have ever worked full time as a baker, cook or chef. Your main source of income must also not derive from commercial baking in a professional environment (restaurant, hotels, canteens, shops, etc).
Applications close on May 20th, with filming of the show expected to take place during July and August 2019.
Showstopper Media, owned by award winning Kenyan chef Kiran Jethwa and Daniel Prior, and which has also adapted hit reality TV series such as Food Unwrapped and Dragon’s Den for East Africa, secured Bake Off rights for the region at the Marche International des Programme de Television (MIPTV) market – an international market for content development and distribution.
The format of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ which was launched in 2010, has been adapted in over 30 other countries, including South Africa, the Netherlands, Greece, the United States, Spain, Germany and France.
Interested? You can make your submission here