While the world adjusts to a current new normal, many have taken to their kitchens to cook and bake to their heart's content. Everything from novice chefs taking a spin at Banana Bread to family meals now done with simple pantry ingredients. We would love to introduce you to one of TV's favorite bakers, Chris Tucker - Betta with Butta (ABC's "The Great American Baking Show") and recently featured with his famous Banana Bread recipe on INSIDE EDITION, to share with your audience his top baking tips and secrets, as he launches his own at home baking kits for two of his most popular recipes, with a portion of proceeds being donated to COVID relief efforts. Baking kits will be for his mouth-watering Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake (GF) and his Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies (V/GF) so anyone can enjoy at home!
Chris' masterful menu is available to ship nationwide, and after the "safer at home" order was put into place, Chris quickly launched a "Quarantine Drop Off Menu" for Los Angeles residents, earning some celebrity fans, offering delicious baked goods, and a smile - from 6 feet away, straight to doors around the city - and now nationally via his online order form. The menu includes favorites both full "Butta" and Vegan/GF options as well for dietary restrictions.
Some topics Chris can discuss include:
- Why banana bread is the biggest baking trend nationally? And the various ways to make it with simple ingredients
- Easy tips for baking with beginners and/or children to make it a family event
- His "baking kits" for his most popular items and why donating back to COVID relief is important
- Must-have baking essentials and swaps for when the grocery store is running low
- Best treats you can make at home for upcoming holidays & celebrations: Memorial Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, etc.
- The latest baking trend on the rise - Mini Pancake Cereal and other TikTok trends
A Southern baker at heart, with a French twist, and a true believer that a little bit of butter makes everything better, Chris grew up baking with his grandmother. Some of his fondest memories growing up were spending time in the kitchen with her, creating, and of course, tasting delicious recipes. Baking had a beautiful way of spreading joy around the table during the holidays, and when she passed away while he was younger, his family looked to him to continue the tradition. Always a hobby growing up and into adulthood, Chris worked as a hair stylist for nearly a decade before he reclaimed his passion and love for baking, and soon found himself starring on ABC's most popular cooking show "The Great American Baking Show."
With his sights set on a future of owning and running his business on a larger scale, and aspirations to be the Ottoleghi, Candace Nelson, and Clair Ptak of the pastry world, there's nothing stopping this self-taught baker aiming to bring some joy into everyone's kitchens, either with his pre-made items, or baking kits to spend time with those closest to us. When he's not working out of his recently acquired commercial kitchen space baking for the masses, Chris spends time continuing to hone in on his craft through reading and creating new recipes at home with his husband.