Bake it Possible

Bake it Possible

Host

Host

Brad Smith

Born in Hudson, Quebec, and currently residing in Toronto, Brad enjoyed a successful career as a CFL player from 2007 to 2011. He played for the Montréal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts, and Edmonton Eskimos before appearing as the first bachelor on the premiere season of The Bachelor Canada. 

Brad is admittedly addicted to popular culture and cooking shows, he loves food and considers himself a pretty good cook. He was the host of Chopped Canada, working alongside 10 of Canada’s elite chefs on the show's judging panel.  

Brad put his infectious good humour and passion for pop-culture to good use as an entertainment reporter on the Toronto-based morning show Breakfast Television from 2013-2015. 

Brad holds a B.A. in History from Queen's University, and is actively involved with several charities in his new hometown of Toronto. Despite his new address, Brad remains a diehard Montréal Canadiens fan.

Judge

Judge

Alexander Benedet

With an Italian upbringing, and an Egyptian mother-in-law, Alex always has his pick of the best food when entertaining family and friends.  As the VP of Marketing for General Mills Canada, Alex enjoys leading some of the most iconic brands, including Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso and Pizza Pops.
 
A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), with an MBA from Windsor University, Alex started with General Mills early in his career in the Finance department. A zest for change had him making a career shift into Marketing, where he continues to lead the General Mills’ Meals & Baking team to impressive growth.
 
Food plays a central part not only at work, but also in Alex’s personal life.  Acclaimed BBQ king, Alex loves to spoil his family of 5 with his passion for grilling.  His wife Nancy, and their three beautiful children Marco, Christian and Leïla live in Toronto, Ontario. From discovering new recipes, to cooking up Italian family favourites, Alex is certainly one well-equipped foodie, and is honoured to add “Food Network Canada Judge” to his list of accomplishments.

Judge

Judge

Lynn Crawford

One of Canada’s best known celebrity chefs and an award-nominated cookbook author, Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience. 

Lynn was the executive chef for the Four Seasons Hotel in both Toronto and New York. She is currently the chef/owner of Ruby Watchco, a market inspired, chef driven, comfort food restaurant in Toronto’s east end, which has garnered critical acclaim as one of the best restaurants in the country since opening in 2010. 

On the television front, Lynn was the first female Canadian chef invited to participate in Food Network's Iron Chef America in a battle against Iron Chef Bobby Flay in 2007. The culinary battle continued as she competed on Top Chef Masters season five. Lynn also stars in the popular Food Network Canada series, Pitchin’ In. The series follows Lynn as she visits farmers, growers, and fishermen across North America in search of the freshest and best ingredients. Throughout her journey, she takes on any challenge, relying on locals to show her how it’s done. Lynn’s dynamic hosting in the series was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2010 and 2011 as well as a Canadian Screen Award in 2013.

Pitchin’ In inspired Lynn's first and best-selling cookbook, Pitchin' In: More Than 100 Great Recipes From Simple Ingredients, released in 2012. Reflected in the cookbook is Lynn’s cooking philosophy that the creation of a delicious meal requires passion and quality ingredients. Her second cookbook, At Home with Lynn Crawford, was released in September 2013. Simple, real home cooking that's full of great flavour is the secret to Lynn’s favourite everyday recipes that she serves at home. 

Lynn has received numerous professional awards, including the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Chef of the Year (2013), Chevalier du Fromage (2007); Thomas Jefferson Award Honoree from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2008) and Consumer’s Choice Business Woman of the Year (2011).  She was also named the spokesperson for the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour (2008).

Judge

Judge

Mijune Pak

Mijune is an international food personality, creator of FollowMeFoodie.com and former food columnist at WE Vancouver. Featured as one of "The World's Most Extreme Foodies" in The Sunday Times and named “Must Follow” by The Social Media Awards, she joined Top Chef Canada last season as a resident judge. She is also a judge for the BC Product of the Year Award and The Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards. 
 
In the realm of social media, Mijune holds a strong and respected voice. She maintains a loyal following on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. With an increasing audience of social media users and food enthusiasts, she continues to influence the food industry and social media community locally and worldwide.

As well as curating and hosting culinary events, Mijune is the youngest and first social media influencer to be invited to join the BC Chef’s Association’s Board of Directors (April 2012 – June 2014). After establishing a credible reputation in Vancouver, Follow Me Foodie has gained recognition on a global scale. This has led to invitations by various countries and companies to explore food internationally.

Follow Me Foodie is known for its bold, detailed, well researched and honest approach with clearly stated disclosures. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, culinary competitions, tours, and recipes, readers will find anything food related on this website.