Speaking of those celebrity judges on Spring Baking Championship – Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Kardea Brown (via Food Network) – the news crew at 6 South Florida asked Chiantae Campbell if she found them intimidating. Not at all, Campbell answered. In fact, when she walked up to the judge’s table for the first time, she said she felt more excited than nervous. “I was like, ‘Wow, I’m here! I’m really here,'” she remembered thinking at the time.
In the same interview, Campbell said she hesitated before agreeing to go on Spring Baking Championship because of COVID-19 but decided to “take the leap,” as she put it. “I’ve been watching Food Network since I was a little girl, and I’ve always looked up to these famous chefs, so I went for it.”
Like a lot of cooking show competitors, Campbell got an early start with her passion. She started her own home business at the age of 15, after experimenting in the kitchen with her sister, as she described on the Chic Little Cakes website. Later, she graduated with honors from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, then got on-the-job training from well-known pastry chefs Rebecca Moesinger and Joanne Chang.
If she does well enough on Spring Baking Championship, Campbell might find herself ranked right up there with her mentors.