Food Network preps Reef’s “City Bakes” for UK, EMEA

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has ordered the culinary-travel series Paul Hollywood City Bakes from London-based producer Reef Television.
November 11, 2015

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has ordered the culinary-travel series Paul Hollywood City Bakes from London-based prodco Reef Television.

The 10 x 30-minute series will air on Food Network in more than 100 countries and territories across the UK & EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Asia).

The program will focus on English baker and celebrity chef Paul Hollywood (pictured) as he explores and reinvents the recipes that have shaped the baking heritage of such cities as Madrid, Miami, Munich, Warsaw, London, Naples, New York, Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen.

Throughout the series, Hollywood will reveal historic pastries and breads while meeting with the chefs pushing each city’s baking scene forward and exploring the local sights.

Reef Television’s Chris Kelly¬†serves as executive producer, alongside Scripps Networks UK & EMEA commissioning exec Nikki Cooper. Dunk Barnes is to series produce.

Kevin Dickie, senior VP of channels, and Gareth Williams, VP of commissioning, commissioned the series for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA.

Paul Hollywood City Bakes premieres across Food Network in April 2016.

“Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes is a major milestone for the UK & EMEA team as we look towards bringing some of the most recognizable talent to our network with new and engaging programming across our channel portfolio,”¬†said Phillip Luff, MD for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, in a statement. “As we move towards 2016, we are actively looking for the industry to bring us a number of new, talent-led treatments that have a real British sensibility and will help build on our vast and successful Scripps library.”

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