Baking heartthrob Paul Hollywood is to share his passion for baking with an Aberdeen audience in the city’s Music Hall on November 25 as part of a national tour.
And four randomly-selected audience members will get to take part in a baking challenge for the chance to be crowned star baker by the Great British Bake Off star.
Tickets for the show, Paul Hollywood Live – Get Your Bake On!, go onsale at 10am tomorrow (Friday) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
And also onsale will be VIP packages which will include prime seats, a meet & greet with Paul before the show, a Paul Hollywood merchandise goodie bag, and a taste of his baking from the show that day.
The show gives a real insight into Paul’s life and career which has seen him become a household name on television screens around the world. From the story of how his father persuaded him to ditch his path as a trained sculptor and join the family baking business.
There will be stories from his time as head baker at some of the world’s most exclusive hotels, which lead to him becoming one of the country’s finest artisan bakers and from his time filming The Great British Bake Off with his legendary baking partner Mary Berry.
As part of the show, Paul will demonstrate some of his favourite recipes and four lucky audience members, chosen at random, will be invited to take part in one baking challenge with the chance to be dubbed star baker.
Says Paul: “When I was approached to do a tour, I jumped at the chance, I can’t wait to share my passion for baking with a live audience.”
“This is one show where we just know the tickets will go like hot cakes – who wouldn’t want to get some cookery tips from one of the world’s most famous bakers?,” says Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.
“The Great British Bake Off has a huge following and this will be a rare chance to see the master baker himself at work.”
The famed baker and celebrity chef runs his own artisanal baking business based in Aylesham, which supplies stores such as Harrods and Waitrose.
Paul has worked as head baker at some of Britain’s most exclusive hotels, including Cliveden, the Chester Grosvenor and The Dorchester.
His TV career started in 1999 when he co-hosted programmes with James Martin for the Carlton food network and CFN Taste and he appeared as a guest in a number of British television shows on both BBC and ITV channels.
Since the show’s launch in 2010, he has been a judge alongside Mary Berry, on BBC2's baking show The Great British Bake Off.
In 2013, he presented Paul Hollywood's Bread on BBC2, in which he gave advice on recipes for making different types of bread and pastries, and he also presented in Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds, a cookery television series on BBC One.
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards named his 2005 book, 100 Great Breads, as the Top Bread and Pastry Book for that year.