MAGNOLIA NETWORK, FOOD NETWORK will simulcast the premiere of the “Silos Baking Competition” on Sunday, June 12 at 8:00/7:00C

Watch Sunday June 12 as home bakers travel to Waco, Texas for an hour-long friendly competition that celebrates the joy that comes from time spent in the kitchen. Filmed in front of a live audience at The Silos in Waco, Texas, six bakers are challenged to perfect a favorite candy recipe for a $25,000 cash prize and a chance to see their winning treat appear on the menu at Chip and Joanna’s bakery, Silos Baking Co.

Note: Silo Baking Contest will air simultaneously on Magnolia Network and Food Network on Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT and will air the same day on Discovery +.

“We are thrilled to enter the world of food competition with an event like no other,said Allison Page, Global President, Magnolia and DTC. The opportunity to film the show outdoors, surrounded by a live audience, brought tremendous energy and a sense of fun. And we’re thrilled to partner with our friends at Food Network to bring the program to the widest possible audience. »

Magnolia received nearly four thousand submissions from home bakers across the country before narrowing the list down to six applicants from Wisconsin, Michigan (x2), Georgia, South Dakota and Texas.

Joining Joanna Gaines at the judges’ table are guest judges Andrew Zimmern (family dinner) and Zoe Francois (Zoe Bakes). Viewers can also anticipate a few unexpected appearances from Chip Gaines.

Emmy and four-time James Beard award-winning television personality, United Nations World Food Program Goodwill Ambassador, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is considered one of the most knowledgeable people in the world of food. As creator, executive producer and host of the Travel Channel’s weird foodsEmmy-winning franchise and series Zimmern’s List, he has dedicated his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. In his MSNBC special, What’s eating America, Andrew has traveled the country to explore some of the most provocative political issues affecting Americans through the lens of food. In his latest series, Magnolia Network’s family dinner, he hits the road again to visit, cook and eat with the families, sharing not only their cuisine, but also their culture and traditions. Andrew also hosts the new streaming series, Andrew Zimmern’s wild game cuisineon

As a trained pastry chef, best-selling cookbook author and renowned pastry teacher, Zoë François has become a leader in the world of pastry. She has a knack for bringing the joy and empowerment of baking to enthusiasts of all skill levels. Breaking down the secrets of talented pastry chefs and home bakers, Zoë teaches how to make beautiful and delicious desserts right at home. In his Magnolia Network series Zoe Bakes, she whips up her favorite recipes, from easy main dishes to delicious desserts, with a little help from friends and family in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN. She is also the facilitator of two Ateliers Magnolia courses: Baking Basics: Cookies and Cooking to share: quick breads and muffins.

The very first Baking contest in silos was produced by the Gaines’ production company, Blind Nil.


Magnolia Network is a media joint venture between Chip and Joanna Gaines and Discovery, Inc., featuring a family library of Emmy-nominated premium unscripted original content streaming on Discovery+, a branded immersive app, and a cable network. At Magnolia Network, we believe in telling life’s stories authentically and empowering our viewers to push beyond their comfort zones and try new things. We seek to entertain through intelligent, layered storytelling that inspires creativity, preserves beauty and sparks curiosity. Here we create a space where we hope viewers will feel that their time with us is never aimless, but rather time well spent.

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