According to Dan Hunter, his interest in cooking began when he went traveling in South America in 2007. What started as his liking for pies and puddings evolved into him being passionate about them. And so, in no time, the “perfectionist” also got deep into taking part in all kinds of baking challenges. In 2023, he thought he would give Great British Bake Off a try. So now, the world knows him as a Great British Bake Off 2023 contestant. Keep reading and we shall tell you more about him.
Dan Hunter On The Great British Bake Off 2023
As a contestant on The Great British Bake Off 2023, Dan managed to solidify his position from the first challenge. In that very first competition, despite his fellow opponents using all kinds of methods and channeling their passion into their bakes, it was Dan’s realism displayed cake that won him the praise of the judges and the audiences. So, Dan was made the “Star Baker” in Week One. He recreated the chocolate cake from the show’s intro, before wowing the judges with a cake resembling his late dog, Bruno, in the showstopper. After, he paid tribute to Bruno on a social media post that read “That one was for you Bruno, and everyone else I know past and present.” Getting called star baker he said meant the world to him. As for the viewers, he was happy that he and his “amazing” bakers were able to give them a few hours of escape to switch off from the world. Of course, he also spoke about being appreciative of all the kind words and support coming his way.
And then, in the earliest October, as Week 2 completed, with Dan’s Cheese and Onion pie, he shared that he “absolutely” loved putting the showstopper together.
At the time of this writing, the Great British Bake Off was still in full swing with its class of 2023 and Dan also continued to be in the competition. He has been lucky thus far unlike Amos, who became the first baker of the season to leave. The next week also called “Biscuit Week” saw another baker, Keith, leave the tent. Also, this time, not Dan, but Tasha won the “Star Baker” title.
Dan Hunter Wife
Dan Hunter has a wife. But, as of 2023, there was not much understood about her, including her name. Nevertheless, she gets featured on her husband’s social media occasionally; by this, we know that she is a gorgeous woman.
Before Dan and his wife bought their first home, they lived with the latter’s parents, during which time Dan’s mother-in-law taught him how to make perfect shortcrust pastry. That played a big role in his recent baking accomplishments.
What is also known is that Dan and his wife have two young sons named Rory and Sam.
When not baking, Dan is believed to be playing football with his two young sons, working out in the gym, or foraging for edible treats in the countryside around his home.
Dan Hunter Age
Dan Hunter was reportedly born in 1980. So, in case that is true, he should have turned 43 years old in 2023.
Dan Hunter Job
According to LinkedIn, Dan Hunter has been working as a field dynamics tactical planner at Openreach of Macclesfield, England since January 2022. Before that, for two complete years, he worked as a regional civil operations manager. Even prior, he also had jobs as a civil work allocator and network engineer.
On the Bake Off show, they introduced him to viewers as a civil engineering resource planner.
Lately, in September 2023, Dan participated in the first ‘Bridgend Bake-off’ event that aimed to raise funds for The Bridgend Centre.
The event was held in aid of the Palmerston Street charity at Bollington Arts Centre. Their aim was for people to enter the baking competition and then after judging was complete, the final cakes and bakes were enjoyed by the community in an afternoon tea event. Over twenty people entered the baking competition, and Dan was more of a star judge there as later in Autumn, he was going as a contestant on the Bake Off series. About this, Dan later gushed that being asked to judge in a local bake-off was good timing for him.
Dan Hunter Height
Dan Hunter stands below 5’8” in height.
Where Is Dan Hunter From?
Dan Hunter originally hails from Bollington, which is a town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, to the east of Prestbury. Cheshire, meanwhile, is a county in northwest England. It is known for its rural villages of half-timber and local red sandstone buildings and for its Industrial Revolution heritage, with connections to neighboring Manchester and Liverpool.
When Is Dan Hunter’s Birthday?
Dan Hunter’s birthday is on October 7th making him a Libra. On this day (2023), he shared on social media that he celebrated another year of being “more tired” by making a chocolate entremet.
Is Dan Hunter On Instagram?
Yes. Dan Hunter was on Instagram as of October 2023. The personal blog (@dancazador9) included 109 posts and 2,583 followers.