Tom Kerridge to host new Bake-Off inspired show on BBC2

By Daniel Woolfson

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Tom Kerridge to host new Great British Bake-Off inspired show on BBC2

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Tom Kerridge is set to host a new BBC Great British Bake Off spin-off show centred around pastry cooks next year. 

The chef, owner of the double Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers and the Coach, both in Marlow, will present the show, called Crème de la Crème, overseeing teams of pastry chefs contending to win a bake-off style contest.

Throughout the show, 15 teams of three pastry chefs will try to impress three acclaimed patissiers, including: Benoit Blin, chef patissiers at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons; Cherish Finder of the Langham; and Claire Clark MBE.

This marks the next step in Kerridge’s TV career, having already competed and judged on BBC Two’s Great British Menu, ​hosted Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes ​and made regular appearances on a variety of other food-led shows.

He was recently given an honorary doctorate from the University of Gloucestershire for making "an outstanding contribution to his field, both nationally and internationally." 

Baroness Rennie Fritchie OBE, who conferred the doctorate upon Kerridge, said: "His love of local produce and its farming heritage is at the core of his cooking style where he promotes solid understanding of ingredients and their seasonality."

The chef is set to host this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards, which will take place on Monday, 25 January 2016. For more information, visit​.

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