There is a cause that cooking reveals get so many views: It is as a result of persons are completely obsessive about meals. Heck, after I cannot determine what to observe on Netflix, my go-to is popping on some kind of gastronomical / culturally particular programming highlighting delicacies I might by no means have seen earlier. I am additionally nearly ashamed of what number of occasions I’ve watched The Chef Present, however, competitors’ applications are at all times enjoyable to observe too. Like The Large Bake starring host Brad Smith.
How did Brad Smith of ‘The Large Bake’ get into cooking in the first place?
The vacation-baking-themed competitors present, on its floor, might not seem to be a pure match for a former CFL vast receiver. If you happen to’re accustomed to soccer, then you definitely know that America is not the one nation that performs it (we’re not speaking about soccer —sure, sure everyone knows it makes extra sense that the worldwide sport is named soccer as a result of it is performed with toes, we get it).
The Canadian Soccer League might not get as a lot of notoriety or as many views because the NFL, however, it’s nonetheless an expert-as-heck league with some actually gifted gamers, and Brad was ok as a large receiver to receive a commission to catch the pigskin for a dwelling for the Edmonton Eskimos, one among 9 groups within the Canadian soccer league.
Brad was first drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in 2007 but additionally performed for the Montreal Alouettes. His dad is former Senator and president of the Alouettes, Larry Smith. Soccer appears to run within the household, too: His sister, Ashley, married the membership’s former kicker, Damon Duval.
In accordance with his Meals Community bio, Brad realized found out how to cook dinner throughout his CFL days and even appeared on The Bachelor Canada as an eligible bachelor the place a litany of beautiful girls vied for his consideration for an opportunity at real love. Effectively, real love and TV scores, however, who says you possibly can’t have each? Since he grew to become tremendously comfy in entrance of the digicam and it additionally helps that he ain’t dangerous to take a look at, why not put him in a baking present?
Effectively, there’s additionally the truth that the person runs his personal extraordinarily profitable restaurant, Boemo, which is touted as “having the most effective burgers in Canada.” And no, I checked the menu and poutine is not on the menu, so you possibly can curb these dangerous Canadian stereotypes, thanks very a lot.
He created the restaurant, along with one other eatery by the title of Chef’s Desk, with Ivana Raca, who was a competitor on High Chef Canada and Chopped Canada.
Brad was additionally engaged to Bianka Kamber who he met on The Bachelor Canada, and the 2 had been in a relationship for 2 years, however, they finally referred their marriage ceremony off. He ended up nabbing a gig on Breakfast Tv Toronto and has become a leisure reporter for Your World This Week on Rogers Cable TV Channel 1.
The 36-year-old ended up leaving his gig at Rogers in 2015 after getting a proposal to look as a number on Chopped Canada, which gave him some useful cooking TV present expertise, making him an excellent match for The Large Bake.