Kate was a finalist in the 2017 Great British Bake Off, finishing in close second place. Over the course of the series, Kate won much praise from judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, and stood out particularly for her love of history as well as innovative designs, creativity and unusual ingredients such as jaggery and squid ink. Receiving much praise for her breadmaking skills, she also impressed with her stunning flavour combinations, as in the Japanese-inspired White Chocolate, Yuzu and Lychee Entremet she made for her final showstopper.
Crowned star baker in Caramel Week, Kate was dubbed ‘Caramel Queen’ after wowing the judges with bakes including a Sticky Toffee Apple Caramel Cake, which Prue described as ‘The best cake I have ever eaten’. Liverpudlian Kate was a firm favourite with Bake Off fans and was admired for her calmness under pressure, sense of humour and quick wit.
After gaining an honours degree in Law and post-graduate legal practice qualifications, Kate is now currently studying for a Masters degree in occupational health and safety. She works full time but manages to pursue an eclectic range of interests in addition to baking, including yoga and furniture restoration. Kate has her own forge where she does blacksmithing and open-fire cooking. A lover of the great outdoors, she enjoys anything that involves adventure.
Following her success on Bake Off, Kate is writing a proposal for her first book and exploring opportunities for journalism. She is available for food shows and festivals, for interviews and features in print and online media, and for appearances on TV and radio.
For more information about Kate Lyon, please contact Stuart Cooper