Rules of Entry

  1. All candidates for the Programme must be aged 18 or above on 1 January 2018.
  2. All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK (inc. Isle of Man and Channel Islands).
  3. You must notify Love Productions if you have been convicted of any serious crime (other than a Road Traffic Offence), whether the conviction is spent or unspent, or whether you are the subject of pending criminal proceedings. All such convictions/information should be listed on the application form. Please be assured that such information will not necessarily affect your application or participation in the Programme.
  4. Each team must be made up of 2 (two) professional chefs with particular skills and expertise in pastry/patisserie, consisting of a nominated ‘captain’ and 1 (one) other team member. The captain should typically be at Head Chef or equivalent level and still working regularly in a professional kitchen. The other team member can be working at any other professional level (e.g. sous, chef de partie, commis).
  5. You must not work (or have recently worked) for or have any business or financial connection with Love Productions or Channel 4 or any affiliate of either (collectively a “Connected Entity”), or anyone working on, appearing in or connected with the Programme (“Connected Person”) and must not be a live-in partner or immediate relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister) of a member of staff of any Connected Entity or of any Connected Person Programme.
  6. Filming of the Programme is currently scheduled to take place in January and February 2018. You must be available for, and able to commit to, the filming dates, details of which will be confirmed during the application process.
  7. Selected teams/candidates will be advised in advance of filming of what to expect regarding preparation time, ingredients and equipment supplied and the nature and format of the Programme. Teams may be required to provide advance details of recipes and methods they will be using prior to filming. However, for some challenges within the Programme, teams may have little or no advance warning or preparation time.
  8. You warrant that all information you supply to Love Productions as part of this application for the Programme (including without limitation in relation to any criminal charges, convictions or proceedings) is accurate and you have been and will be at all times truthful and honest. 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 Love Productions with any assistance or further information necessary to do this. If Love Productions has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue or inaccurate Love Productions has the right to suspend, terminate or delete your application.
  9. Your participation in and compliance with the application process does not in any way constitute an agreement with or an undertaking by Love Productions for you (or any team member) to appear on the Programme. Love Productions has no obligation to produce the Programme and even if the Programme is produced there will be no obligation on Love Productions, Channel 4 or any other party to broadcast or transmit or otherwise exploit, promote, publicise or advertise the Programme(s) or include you in filming and/or in the Programme(s).
  10. When selecting teams for the Programme, a number of factors will be taken into account, including professional experience, skill, enthusiasm, team dynamic and personality. Love Productions will also be looking for a mix of teams to reflect the diversity of professional chefs in Britain.
  11. Initial selection will be based on the application forms and telephone interviews. In addition Love Productions may (but may not) invite short listed applicants to attend an interview at its discretion.
  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 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. 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) for any purposes connected with the Programme including without limitation the promotion and advertising thereof and all other rights (including all allied and ancillary rights) in the Programme and your contribution by any means and in any and all media now known or hereafter invented throughout the world in perpetuity.
  14. You agree to keep all information relating to the application, audition and filming process of the Programme strictly confidential and you will not disclose or make any statement or supply any information or material to any person or company or to the public at any time relating to the same including without limitation on blogs or social networking platforms (by way of example, facebook, twitter, Instagram).
  15. Application forms will be retained by Love Productions and by submitting your application you agree that Love Productions may share the information with Channel 4. Love Productions and Channel 4 will use your personal details only for the purposes of considering your application for this series and (if you have consented) for potential future series and, should you be successful in your application, for administration and related services. Your personal information will not be passed to anyone else except where Love Productions is obliged to do so or unless otherwise authorised by you. The information will be kept securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable legislation.
  16. Love Productions’ decision regarding the selection of contestants for the Programme is entirely at its discretion and cannot be appealed.
  17. 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.
  18. You may only have one application subsisting at any one time. Subject to Clause 19 below, please do not attempt to create more than one application (e.g. by making multiple applications using different mail or email addresses or making multiple registrations online or using variations of your first or last name). If Love Productions has reason to believe that you have applied/registered, or attempted to apply/register, more than once in an attempt to create more than one application, Love Productions has the right to suspend, terminate or delete your application.
  19. You can at any time request that your application be withdrawn/deleted by sending an email (provided, in the case of an online application, such email is sent by you from the email account with which you made your registration), with subject heading ‘Delete my Application’ to support@take-part.co.uk, giving your full name as it appears on your application. Please note that if your application is deleted prior to the deadline for receipt of completed applications (“Deadline”), you will not be considered as a potential participant in the Programme unless you make a further application prior to the Deadline, nor will you be able to use the Application Website unless you register again.
  20. Please do not let anyone else access, create, amend or delete your application.
  21. 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 Application Website Terms and Conditions.
  22. 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.
  23. The Deadline is 23.59 on Wednesday 6 December 2017 (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 16 March 2018, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful this time.
  24. By submitting an application form, you warrant that you have read and understood these Rules of Entry and the Application Website Terms and Conditions and that you are eligible to participate in the Programme.