Summer Baking Championship — Meet The Bakers

Summer is in the air and Food Network Canada is celebrating with a new summer baking series. Host Jesse Palmer and judges Carla Hall, Duff Goldman and Damaris Phillips, invite 10 of America’s top bakers to channel their summer joy through baked goods as they face two challenges week after week. Meet the 10 talented bakers facing off this season of Summer Baking Championship, competing for a chance to win $25,000 and the title of Summer Baking Champion!


Watch new episodes of Summer Baking Championship Mondays at 9PM ET/PT on Food Network Canada. Also Available on STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels, fuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream.

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Summer Baking Championship contestant John Boyle

John Boyle

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s John Boyle is an assistant pastry chef at the Union League of Philadelphia. When not competing for summer baking glory, he enjoys fishing and beach days with his family.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Alyssa Alcantara

Alyssa Alcantara

Hailing from sunny San Diego, California, pastry chef Alyssa Alcantara usually spends her summers watching Food Network with her family, so competing on Summer Baking Championship is her dream come true.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Yohann Le Bescond

Yohann Le Bescond

Born and raised in France, Yohann Le Bescond moved to the United States to pursue his dream of baking. Based in Ocala, Florida, he serves as the executive pastry chef at a luxury hotel.

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Summer Baking Championship contestant Kristina Krause

Kristina Krause

Leesburg, Virginia’s Kristina Krause is a home baker and proud mom of three. Summer isn’t always about vying for a $25,000 prize, but rather throwing pool parties where she serves up baked goods for the kids.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Ally Radziewicz

Ally Radziewicz

A pastry chef from Syracuse in Upstate New York, Ally Radziewicz is obsessed with all things summer, especially heading out on long road trips with her husband.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Lisa Lu

Lisa Lu

Not only is Lisa Lu an executive pastry chef, but the Healdsburg, California resident was also nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award. When not spending her summer baking, you’ll find her indulging in her other passion: boxing.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Anrika Martin

Anrika Martin

A bakery owner from Kingston, New York, Anrika Martin loves creating custom desserts inspired by her Caribbean roots.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena

Representing Las Vegas, Nevada is pastry chef Carlos Pena. A lover of all thing summer, if the sun is shining, he’s out on the lake kayaking and boating with his family.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Zoe Peckich

Zoe Peckich

In addition to baking, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pastry chef Zoe Peckich enjoys summer water sports at her family’s lakehouse.

Summer Baking Championship contestant Kyle Davis

Kyle Davis

Springfield, Missouri’s Kyle Davis is a pastry chef who escapes the heat of the kitchen by spending warm summer days swimming with his family.