Bake Off: The Professionals is back!

The hit show returned to Channel 4 on Tuesday, April 30th for a second dose of deliciousness and this year the contestants have been more keen to take home the win than ever!

We’ve seen tears, tantrums and towers of chocolate fall, so who knows what will happen by the final!

But people want to know more about the toughest Bake Off judge of them all… Here is everything you need to know about Cherish Finden including her age, career history and more!

Bake Off: The Professionals – Judge Cherish Finden.

Cherish Finden: Age and bio

Cherish is originally from Singapore and it is there, with the encouragement of her family, that she honed her skills as a pastry chef.

She studied at Shatec Culinary School where she discovered her natural talent at the age of 16.

Her age is unknown, however, we would estimate she is in her mid-50s, as she started her kitchen training professionally in 1985 around the age of 20.

Then, Cherish went on to hone her patisserie skills in some of the best hotels in Singapore, the six-star Raffles Hotel and The Sheraton.

Cherish’s culinary history

After continuing her studies and work in the pastry industry in France and the United States, Cherish made a permanent move to London in 2001.

It was in London where she skyrocketed to fame, as she was appointed the executive pastry chef of the globally-renowned hotel The Langham.

Cherish worked with the hotel from 2009 – 2017, until she finally decided to move on to a different path.

Where does Cherish work?

Cherish is currently the Creative Development Chef at Godiva.

As the Belgian luxury chocolate brand began to expand their sites to London, Cherish was roped in to lead the menu development. 

So Cherish switched from afternoon teas and pastries at The Langham for chocolate heaven!

Cherish’s Easter Eggs

The brand is so luxurious, Cherish oversaw the creation of a £5,000 chocolate Easter Egg in 2018.

Cherish managed to top that record in 2019 with a chocolate egg double that price!

 

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Godiva unveils giant handcrafted Atelier Easter Egg worth £10,000 #chocolate @godivauk

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Cherish Finden: Husband

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Cherish spoke about her husband who she moved to London with.

Although not much is known about the couple, they live in the tranquil countryside of Kent, England.

Speaking to the paper about life in Kent, Cherish said:

I adore the tranquillity and outdoor activities there: Sunday picnics, horse riding, hiking, strawberry picking. I’m surrounded by local farmers and have access to local produce, reducing my carbon footprint.

Cherish: The celebrity chef

Cherish’s work has become so renowned that she has provided sweet treats for all the stars.

She even was asked to make a Windsor Castle shaped cake for the Queen’s 90th birthday!

 

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Privilege to meet Lady Gaga. #privilege #happy #boom #flashback

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WATCH BAKE OFF: THE PROFESSIONALS EVERY TUESDAY AT 8 PM ON CHANNEL 4.

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