The Holiday Baking Championship is an American cooking competition series produced by Triage Entertainment and aired on Food Network. It airs from early November through late December, covering the U.S Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The first episode premiered on November 9, 2014, and it has become a yearly competition with several spin-off shows, including Spring Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship, and Wedding Cake Championship.
Host and judges
The show’s first three seasons were hosted by Bobby Deen. Jesse Palmer has been host of the program since season four.
Cake Baker Duff Goldman (famously known for his popular former Food Network show Ace of Cakes) and Pastry Chef Nancy Fuller (host of current Food Network show Farmhouse Rules) serve as permanent judges of the show. Lorraine Pascale (a former UK model) was a judge for the first six seasons.
For season seven, Carla Hall replaced Pascale on the judges’ panel, joining Fuller and Goldman.
|Season||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||6||November 9, 2014||December 14, 2014|
|2||8||November 1, 2015||December 20, 2015|
|3||8||November 6, 2016||December 25, 2016|
|4||7||November 6, 2017||December 18, 2017|
|5||7||November 5, 2018||December 17, 2018|
|6||8||November 4, 2019||December 23, 2019|
|7||8||November 2, 2020||December 21, 2020|