Bake Off Star To Teach Baking In Brighton


A ‘legend’ from the Bake Off tent will be the first from the series to share their skills at a new cookery school in Brighton – the Community Kitchen. 

Fan-favourite and 2016 Finalist, Andrew Smyth, will lead the classes this autumn. With over 6 million people tuning into the first episode of this year’s Great British Bake Off, and the popularity of home-baking ever-rising, the organisers expect places to sell like the proverbial hotcakes!

London-based Bake With A Legend, who organise baking classes led by former stars from The Great British Bake Off, are starting these public classes in Brighton after great success in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The first public classes in Brighton will be held on 24th November and will be hosted by Great British Bake Off’s 2016 Finalist Andrew Smyth and held at The Community Kitchen in central Brighton (run by local community organisation, the Food Partnership, see editor’s note).

Speaking about the launch of the classes on the South coast, Andrew commented: “I’m thrilled to be taking a class in Brighton and can’t wait to bake up a storm. Not only is this a brand new class, but it’s going to be my first time visiting the city! The new kitchen looks fantastic, so I’m really looking forward to getting started!”

The opening event will see Andrew lead a ‘Christmas Masterclass’, where attendees will learn the skills necessary to make two of Andrew’s favourite festive treats – Paris-Brest – a spiced, choux pastry ring, filled with cream and fruit – and Chocolate Orange Tarts!

The classes are open to everyone and no prior experience is needed. All events include welcome teas and coffees, soft drinks, snacks, prosecco, recipe cards and boxes to take away the delicious treats in!

Places at the class cost £99pp or £190 per pair and are now available to purchase online at

Bake With A Legend will be holding regular public classes in Brighton over the coming months, so be sure to visit for more information.