Candice Brown


Candice Brown is the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016. 


Born in North London, Candice grew up in the pubs that her parents ran – and that she famously immortalised in gingerbread for her most talked about showstopper.  Taught to bake by her beloved Nan, Candice strives to emulate her style, often referring back to her treasured recipe book and handwritten notes. Candice loves everything vintage, and her sense of style certainly captured Great British Bake Off viewers’ attention. 


With a degree in Sport, Physical Education and Community Studies, Candice was a secondary school teacher when she applied for the show and managed to juggle planning her fabulous bakes and filming commitments with teaching lively teenagers. Candice is currently taking a break from teaching to explore new adventures in baking and cooking. 


Since her GBBO victory, she has been extremely busy with a diverse range of projects. She was a columnist for The Sunday Times’ writing in the magazine and The Dish, she has baked on This Morning and Ainsley’s World Cup Flavours and has appeared as a panellist on Loose Women. 


Candice’s first book, Comfort (Ebury Press) was released in July 2017. The recipes are easy to make and “no nonsense” for a variety of occasions, including baking with kids, birthday parties for all ages, Christmas, afternoon tea, quick savoury bakes for weeknights and “fancier” recipes for the weekend. her second book, Happy Cooking, was released in July 2021 and is a real labour of love. In it she shares the uplifting meals and comforting treats that have seen her through the toughest of times. 


In December 2018, Candice and her brother Ben took on The Greenman Pub in Eversholt. After a full refurbishment and menu overhaul they opened to great reviews and excitement of the local community in February 2019. The pub continues to showcase exciting menus and events throughout the year. 


During her spare time, you can find Candice walking her beloved dogs Severus, Albus and Sybil, in the stands at Tottenham or the rugby with her dad or settling down to a great big Sunday roast with her family.