Age: 31

Growing up just outside of Belfast Iain’s parents are passionate about organic foods and this outlook has directly affected his style of baking. His passion for travelling has taken him to all corners of the globe, and he brings these flavours and influence to the bakes he likes to make. Now living in London, Iain is a construction engineer, which he says is like architecture but more fun.  He now manages construction sites in London and brings his array of bakes in for his colleagues.  With his polite Irish charm, love of international travel, and organic and vegetarian principals, Iain brings his upbringing and travels into his baking.

Iain has a twin brother and an older brother and lives with his girlfriend, Catriona; for nine months they lived together in a caravan in the Australian outback where they baked together and argued daily about who was the better baker. Iain’s mum taught him everything he knows about baking cakes and biscuits and he keeps all of her traditional recipes, sending her pictures of his bakes back home.  His dad taught him how to bake bread. He loves to bake breads and cakes and especially likes to use vegetables in his bakes. He baked his older brother’s wedding cake and dreams of opening a cafe in East London.

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