A pastry chef from a little bakery in Trafford is set to compete on a spin-off of TV baking behemoth the Great British Bake Off this summer.
Jeffery Koo, the award-winning pastry chef behind A Little Sweet in Sale, will be rolling up his sleeves and donning his apron as he competes alongside other professionals in the 2022 edition of Bake Off: The Professionals.
A celebrity in Hong Kong, Jefferey has over 20 years of experience working as a pastry chef and chocolatier, and has established his own pastry brand in China as well as opening his first patisseries in Sale, Greater Manchester.
His enthusiasm for desserts is clear, and we expect that will shine through when he appears on the popular TV show later this year.
The new series, starting on 24 May, will also feature pastry chefs Rob and Mirea of the historic Levens Hall in the Lake District and Boglarka and Krisztian of the Gloucestershire pastry kichen Jó Szerencsét, with Stacey Solomon joining former Bake Off contestant Liam Charles as the host for the 2022 season.
As in previous years, chef pâtissier Benoit Blin and Executive Pastry Chef Cherish Finden will be judging this series of Bake Off: The Professionals.
Sharing the news on Instagram, Jeffrey Koo said that he was ‘honoured’ to take part in the show alongside his talented sister-in-law, Venus.
Having begun his career at just eighteen years old in a 5-star hotel kitchen, Jeffery is no stranger to the high-paced pressure a busy kitchen can bring.
With a string of awards already under his belt for his skills as a chocolatier, Jeffery boasts the titles of World Chocolate Master (Best Taste Award), as well as two silver awards in China’s fiercely competitive International Chocolate Master Competition and the Swiss Creation Chocolate Competition.
The new season of Bake Off: The Professionals is set to air this week on Tuesday 24 May at 8pm on Channel 4.
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