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Rav

Aged 28

Rav lives in Erith, Kent with his parents and is from a huge and extremely close family. He has an especially strong bond with his sister who inspired him to bake. Rav studied Criminology at university but took a different career path and now loves his job supporting students at City University London. He has always been passionate about helping people and has volunteered for charities such as Victim Support. Rav is adventurous and experimental with his baking and likes to use a whole range of unusual ingredients. He thinks he has a good sense of flavour combinations, even if they might seem strange to others. He is especially inspired by far eastern cuisine and likes vegan baking.