Catering lecturers Alex Harrison and Stacey Martin are set to appear in the first episode of Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals fourth season, which is due for broadcast next Tuesday, May 25. The pair have worked together at the college for the past decade and have shared their expertise with scores of students in that time.
Alex himself trained at the college and worked in pub and hotel kitchens – including a stint in Australia – before returning to the college.
Meanwhile, Stacey, who began baking with her mum at the age of four, spent many years working in the hospitality industry before joining the college in 2011, where she runs the pastry section. During her time there, she has mentored students in competitions, including the finals of Young Chocolatier of the year
A Channel 4 spokesman said: “Alex and Stacey are hungry for success and to show that regardless of how long you’ve been in the industry, you never stop learning. “No matter how far they go in the competition they hope to make their students proud.”
Watch them in action on Tuesday 25th May at 8 pm on Channel 4.
David Pomfret, Chief Executive and Principal at the College of West Anglia said:
“We are delighted our talented chef lecturers have made it on to Channel 4’s series Bake Off: The Professionals. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase their high level of knowledge, skills and professionalism and inspire our current and future learners.”