Rules of Entry

To be read, understood and agreed by both the Team Captain and the Team Mate

  1. All applicants for the Programme must be aged 18 or above on Wednesday 1st January 2020.
  2. All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK (incl. Isle of Man and Channel Islands).
  3. All applicants must be willing and able to attend auditions in London in September 2019 (EXACT DATE TBC). At these auditions, each team will be expected to bring two patisserie items, one of their own choosing and another in response to a brief set by the judges.
  4. You must be able to commit to all the filming days which are currently expected to be during February and March 2020. In addition to the main shoot filming schedule, you must be willing and able to spend at least one day filming with us at their place of work and/or at their home for “backstory” filming.
  5. Each team must be made up of 2 (two) professional chefs with particular skills and expertise in pastry/patisserie, consisting of a nominated ‘captain’ (“Team Captain”) and 1 (one) other team member (“Team Mate”). The Team Captain should typically be at Head Chef or equivalent level and still working regularly in a professional kitchen. The Team Mate can be working at any other professional level (e.g. sous, chef de partie, commis). All applicants must be able to provide an up to date CV to support their application.
  6. The Team Captain must be willing and able to represent his or her current employer (the “Establishment”) at the time of filming and the Establishment must be happy for the Team Captain to take part in the Programme and represent the Establishment. When a Team Captain is selected to take part in the Programme, the Establishment will be required to enter into an agreement with Love Productions confirming this.
  7. The Team Mate may, but does not have to, be employed by the Establishment. However, he or she must be willing to represent the Establishment throughout the production and transmission of the Programme, and likewise the Establishment must give permission for the Team Mate to represent it in the Programme. 
  8. All selected Team Captains must nominate at least 1 (one) reserve team member, as a potential replacement for the Team Captain and/or the Team Mate in case of illness during the main filming schedule.
  9. All selected teams/applicants will be presented with recipe requests for the entire series, at least three months prior to the Programme being filmed. This is to allow for plenty of time for the teams to practice.
  10. All selected teams/applicants will be advised well in advance of filming of what to expect regarding ingredients and equipment and the nature and format of the Programme. Prior to filming, selected teams will be required to provide advance details of recipes and methods they will be using for most of the challenges within the Programme, however, for some challenges, teams may have little or no advance warning or preparation time.
  11. All information supplied by you as part of the application for the Programme (including without limitation in relation to any criminal charges, convictions or proceedings) must be true and accurate.
  12. You warrant that any material submitted by you as part of your application, in whatever form, including without limitation any written material, recipes and/or photographs (“Material”) is genuine and accurate and original to you, has not been copied or reproduced from any published source, tangible or electronic, does not infringe the copyright or any other right of any third party, is not defamatory, blasphemous, obscene or in contempt of court and does not breach any contract, duty of confidence or right of privacy.
  13. You must not work (nor have recently worked) for or have any business or financial connection with Love Productions or Channel 4 or an affiliate of either.
  14. You are not a close relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister) of anyone who is an employee or contractor of Love Productions, Channel 4 or an affiliate of either or anyone working on, appearing in or connected with the Programme.
  15. The production team's decisions regarding the application and audition process and the selection of applicants for the Programme are entirely at their discretion, final and incontestable.
  16. Submission of an application form and compliance with these Rules of Entry does not in any way constitute an offer to appear on the Programme.
  17. By submitting your application form, you agree that, if selected, you will sign a contributor consent form granting to Love Productions (and its licensees and assignees) all necessary rights and consents for the full period of copyright (and afterwards so far as possible in perpetuity) to copy, edit and/or use at their sole discretion the product of your contribution to the Programme (including the application and casting process) by any means and in any and all media now known or hereafter invented throughout the world in perpetuity.
  18. You must at all times keep all information about the application process for the programme strictly confidential and must not give anyone any information or material or make any public statement at any time by any means (including without limitation on blogs, websites and/or social networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook etc.) about the application process and/or the Programme. This confidentiality applies and continues whether or not you are selected to take part in the Programme or remain actively involved in the Programme. You are not permitted to respond to any approach from the press or anyone else enquiring about the application process and/or anything about the Programme and will refer any such enquiries immediately to Love Productions.
  19. Love Productions can only accept application forms either online via https://bakeoffprofessionals.take-part.co.uk (the “Application Website”) or by post. Love Productions will not accept applications sent via email.
  20. The Deadline is 11.00am on Wednesday 21st August 2019 (or such other date as Love Productions may determine)If you have not heard from a member of the Love Productions team by phone or email by Friday 29th November 2019, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful this time.          
  21. Love Productions reserves the right at any time and for any reason to make changes to these Rules of Entry and/or the Deadline, to change its selection of applicants and/or to choose a replacement applicant or team to participate in the Programme.
  22. You must only set up one log in to the application website and can only apply once to each series of the Programme. If Love Productions believes that any applicant has more than one log in or that an applicant has submitted more than one application (per series of the programme), Love Productions may decide not to consider that applicant to take part in the Programme.
  23. If you are chosen to participate in the Programme, you agree to authorise Love Productions to conduct background checks in order to verify any of the information you have supplied and you agree to provide them with any assistance or further information necessary to do this.
  24. Love Productions has no obligation to produce the Programme and even if the Programme is made there will be no obligation on Channel 4 to broadcast or transmit or otherwise exploit the Programme or include you or any filming in the Programme.
  25. If you have made an application by post, you agree that we may copy, adapt, take extracts from and/or upload your application onto our computer systems and/or websites controlled by us including without limitation the application website. Our use of such information on the application website shall be governed by the Take Part Privacy Policy and the Take Part Terms and Conditions.
  26. You warrant that you have read and understood these Rules of Entry, the Take Part Terms and Conditions and the Love Productions Privacy Policy for Applicants and Contributors and by submitting this application form you  warrant that you are  eligible to participate in the programme.