We look forward to receiving your completed application to be part of The Great Holiday Baking Show!
Our closing date for applications is Friday, May 20th.
*Date subject to change
This is a rather long form, so here are some tips on how best to fill it in:
• Before you start, please read the Eligibility Requirements at the end of the application and release form to ensure that you are eligible to apply.
• We are looking for people with a real passion for baking so please tell us about yourself. Do not worry if you’re not a great writer, just try and tell us as much as you can about you and your baking. Photos of your baking are always useful.
• While we want to hear about what you’re good at, we also want to know about the areas that you’re not so good at or have no experience in and why. This is purely to get a clearer idea of what kind of baker you are.
• Please remember to attach a photo of yourself as well as pictures of your bakes.
• The sooner you get your application in the better. Please do not leave until the closing date!
Producers make no guarantees that applications received after the closing date will be read. Unfortunately, due to the volume of entries, we will not be able to reply individually to every application or answer specific questions about them.
If we would like to take your application further, you will receive a call from one of the production team, following which some people will be invited to an initial baking audition.
If you have any additional questions or need help filling out this form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to fill out the application and good luck!
The Baking Show Casting Team
First Name *
Last Name *
Have you ever formally or otherwise changed your name? If so, what other names have you used and why?
Main Phone *
In what town/city did you grow up? *
In what city do you currently reside? *
Highest level of education completed? *
What college or university did you attend? *
Current Occupation? *
How long at current job? *
Are you a permanent legal resident of the United States? *
Do you have a valid U.S. Passport? *
If "yes" please list the expiration date.
How long have you been baking for? *
Who taught you how to bake? And what got you started? *
What do you personally get from baking? *
How often do you bake? *
How would you describe your experience level? *
Can you describe how wide/varied your baking repertoire is? *
Please give an example of the most difficult thing you have baked? *
How do you improve/develop your baking? Any examples? *
Please describe a typical day/week in terms of your baking - How big a part of your life is baking and why? *
How good do you think you are at baking? How good would your husband / wife / parents / friends say you are? *
Why do you bake and who do you bake for? *
How would you describe your experience level and how often do you bake each of the following?
• Pastries *
Please give an example of the most difficult thing you have baked in each discipline below and describe how it went/what it was for i.e. a birthday, family celebration etc.?
• Pastries *
Do you have a signature bake? Please give details. *
If so, why is it special? How did it become your signature bake? Are there any background / stories connected with it? *
Do you have any family stories about baking? e.g. memories, family favorites, recipes handed down the generations, baking anecdotes etc. *
Have you ever had any baking disasters?! If so, please describe. *
Do you belong to any cookery related groups/clubs? Please give details. *
Have you ever studied any aspect of food / cookery / bakery at any level? If so, please give details and dates. *
If so, please give details and dates.
Have you ever acquired any formal culinary, pastry and/or bakery training or other professional catering qualifications (i.e. degrees or certifications)? *
If so, please give details and dates.
Have you ever worked in a food / cookery related field, past or present? If so, please give details (your exact role, was it full time or part time, please gives dates). *
If so, please give details (your exact role, was it full time or part time, please gives dates).
Have you ever been married? If yes, how many times? *
What is your current living situation? *
Do you have any children? If so, what are their names and how old are they? *
Tell us something about yourself that we might not know by looking at you. *
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? *
What 3 words would your best friend use to describe you? *
What other hobbies besides baking do you have? *
What is your greatest ambition in life? *
What do you think has been your greatest achievement in life so far? *
Have you been on TV before? If so, please give details of program, dates, role etc. *
Have you ever applied to another food or competition show? If so, please give details of program, dates, and how far into casting process you went. *
Do you have any current applications in for other shows? If so, please give details. *
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions you must provide as much information as possible – including dates, judgments, cities, etc. for each instance.
Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense? If so, please provide details and dates. *
Have you ever been, are you currently involved in any litigation? If so, please explain in detail. *
Have you ever had a restraining order issued against you? If so, tell us about it. Use the back of this page or attach additional sheets if necessary. Give details, including, without limitation, date(s), place(s), name of the party seeking the temporary restraining order and relationship of such party to you, and a description of the basis upon which the temporary restraining order was sought, whether it was issued, and the basis upon which it was issued. *
Do you have any outstanding warrants? If so, please provide details. *
Is there anything about your life that you would not want publicly revealed on TV? *
Do you have any events / special occasions / commitments in the next twelve (12) months that are not movable? *
Anything else you would like to add?
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND RELEASES *
I have read, understand, and agree with the foregoing. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER THIS APPLICATION & RELEASE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MY RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION & RELEASE.
Please upload a clear and recent photo of yourself. *
Now, you'll be given an opportunity to upload a couple photos of your bakes. Please make sure you have the pictures saved to your desktop so they'll be easily accessible to upload.
Please upload a photo of your bake.
Please upload a picture of your 2nd bake.
Please upload a picture of your 3rd bake.
Please upload a picture of your 4th bake.
Please upload a picture of your 5th bake.
How did you hear about the casting for The Great Holiday Baking Show? *