The Great Grog Bake Off

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The Great Grog Bake Off
Wed, Feb 28 Show: 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$5
Based on The Great British Bake Off, the ultimate baking battle where passionate amateur bakers compete over the course of 10 episodes, the Grog Shop will host a one-night-only competition and delicious bake-tasting event inspired by the classic Channel 4 program. 

As an audience member, you'll be sharing in the sweet spoils of the competition by sampling the competing bakes and voting on them live. Your entry fee will go to the winning baker as part of the grand prize pot! Our hosts and judges will entertain you and the contestants with their goofy antics and critiques.

THE CHALLENGE 
For their "Signature Bake" contestants will make 24 identical biscuits (that's a cookie) of their choice, showcasing their personality, creative flair, baking abilities and of course, exciting and bold flavors. 

For our one night only event, you have only one chance to impress the judges and take home the crown and our grand prize- the door money! But wait, you'll also have the opportunity to win over the audience, who will also be voting for their favorites. So stack that invite list for your chance to win the Popular Vote!

If you're interested in participating in the competition, fill out a baker entry form here: https://forms.gle/3tPbRMWRKe6FbqFc8

THE JUDGES 
Pastry Chef BRIDGET THIBEAULT, chef/owner of Luna Bakery 
AARON SECHRIST, aka OKpants

WITH YOUR HOSTS... 
MIKE POLK JR. & TRICIA MCCUNE

Mike Polk Jr.
Actor, comedian, and WKYC reporter, Mike Polk Jr. will keep the contestants in line and help the judges reach their decision. Published author and creator of "Cleveland Tourism Video," a YouTube viral sensation, Polk knows a thing or two about Cleveland's best... and also worst.
Tricia McCune
You can find her and her 48k followers on IG at @CLEFoodies where Tricia and Sterfry sample and create delicious dishes from around the Greater Cleveland area and curate food tours for others who also flavor boldly. As a food writer and content creator, Tricia adds her bubbly personality to everything she does. Owner of Wok N' Roll Food Truck (2016-2018), featured on Food Network and Guy's Grocery Games. 
Bridget Thibeault
In 2011 Bridget Thibeault opened the doors of Luna Bakery, a cozy, European-style bakery in the Cedar Fairmount District of Cleveland Heights, where the shop quickly became popular for its pastries and sweets made from scratch in-house. Graduate of the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago and chef/owner of Flour Girl prior to founding Luna, she quickly became a published author and has expanded her flagship location twice.
 
In 2018, a second location in Moreland Hills was opened and then a third location in Downtown Cleveland last summer. Luna is a proud member of Cleveland Independents, an organization of over 80 locally-owned and operated restaurants that share a commitment to the community and a passion for excellence in food and service.
Aaron Sechrist
Named one of Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People of 2024, Aaron Sechrist knows a thing or two about taking a chance. Proprietor of new Detroit Shoreway watering hole Old 86 and Ohio Pie Co. partner, as well as a commentator on The Bill Squire Podcast, Sechrist juggles many hats but is first and foremost an entrepreneur.
 
His DIY spirit was sparked by years spent as a frontman in different Cleveland bands, and provided a start for his one-man design studio OKpants. He has worked for brands such as Disney, House Of Blues, Red Bull, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Detroit Pistons, and Fall Out Boy.