About Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers!

I’m a professionally-trained chef & baker originally from Ireland, and I want to get you Boldly Baking the best dessert recipes, bread, and more with confidence anytime, anywhere.

Chef Gemma Stafford, Author and Host of Bigger Bolder Baking

What is “Bold Baking?”

Bold Baking is the style I developed over the years baking in tiny kitchens all the way to a Michelin-Starred restaurant. It’s about taking risks in the kitchen and being confident that you can create the best results. No special equipment needed, no rare ingredients, just a daring approach to making something impressive for yourself or to share. And you don’t have to be a professional to do it.

My Background and Bold Baking Journey

I was born in a small town in the South East of Ireland, and my passion for baking drove me to train as a professional chef before studying with legendary chef Darina Allen at the world-renowned Ballymaloe cookery school in County Cork.

After that I used my new skills as a passport to travel the globe and open doors into the culinary world. I’ve worked as a personal chef in Italy and on the slopes in Australia, but I was drawn to the United States and the possibilities it might hold. Working in bakeries and a Michelin-Starred restaurant in San Francisco, I gained more knowledge and drive to open my own catering business for top tech companies specializing in over-the-top breakfast creations.

Now, along with my co-creator and husband Kevin, I’m pursuing my lifelong dream of teaching people my trade and sharing my culinary adventures and Bold Baking secrets with other Bold Bakers everywhere. We currently live with our dog Waffles in Santa Monica, CA.

Give These a Go!

BiggerBolderBaking.com

This is your #1 online baking destination! You’ll find my master recipes, my best tips and techniques, and an entire community of Bold Bakers just like you! Where to start? Sign up for a profile so you can save recipes, get exclusive notifications, and more — let’s get baking!

Do You Have a Cookbook?

YES! My first Bigger Bolder Baking cookbook is available to buy right now! Now you can bring home 115 new and classic dessert recipes including my bold twists on cakes, cookies, ice cream, and so much more! It already has 300 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews on Amazon.

Bigger Bolder Baking on YouTube

Join me every Thursday at 8:30 am Pacific Time for a new episode of Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking on YouTube, featuring simple and delicious baking recipes and techniques that are sure to impress!

Bigger Bolder Baking on Facebook

The best place to connect with me is right here on BiggerBolderBaking.com but you can find me, and other Bold Bakers on my Facebook page as well.

Have I Seen You Before?

I’ve been fortunate to share my Bold Baking style with millions more fans on television and online including as a guest judge on Netflix’s Nailed It!Food Network’s Best Baker in America, multiple appearances on The Doctor’s TV Show and even videos I produced for The Today Show.

Work with Us

I’m available for brand ambassador, select spokesperson work, and media engagements. Contact us to learn more!

Contact

If there’s a question you can’t find an answer to already on the site then please email me at the address below. I do my best to respond but sometimes it may take a while because I’m always whipping up my next Big & Bold baking recipe.

Email: [email protected]

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