Updated: February 1, 2024

Netflix certainly has an abundance of high-quality cooking and food shows available for passionate home chefs to enjoy. They have so many, in fact, that it was necessary for us to break out their best baking shows into a separate list.

Here’s Purgula’s curated list of what we believe are the best baking shows on Netflix, all confirmed to be currently available to stream.

We’ve also grouped their baking shows into the following helpful subcategories, as well:

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    NOTE: Shows are listed in alphabetical order.


     

    Bake Squad

    Bake Squad Baking Show on Netflix

    This new series is a baking competition show that does not feel like a competition show, as the contestants genuinely get along and are supportive of each other. Each episode has the four expert bakers competing to win the business of a client who is planning a special event, with highly inventive concoctions. The client picks one design from the four options, which will then be made for their occasion. Viewers tend to enjoy the nice and friendly vibes of the show, a nice diversion from the many prevalent hyper-competitive alternatives.

    Themes: Baking, Competition

    See Bake Squad on Netflix for episode details.

    Bake Squad Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Baking Impossible

    Netflix Baking Impossible Baking Competition Show

    This highly inventive baking competition show features teams of one baker and one engineer that are tasked with “bake-building” creations that must taste delicious, as well as be able to survive intense engineering stress tests, in a quest to win $100,000.

    Themes: Baking, Competition

    See Baking Impossible on Netflix for episode details.

    Baking Impossible Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    The Chef Show: Baking Episodes

    The Chef Show The Milk Bar Episode with Christina Tosi

    Extra Helpings with Candace Nelson: Season 1, Volume 3, Episode 6

    Beginning just after the 15:00 mark of the episode, Candace Nelson, the founder of Sprinkles, walks hosts Jon and Roy through her Pizzana Chocolate Olive Oil Cake recipe.

    Milk Bar Bake Sale: Season 2, Volume 1, Episode 1 

    At Milk Bar in Los Angeles, chef Christina Tosi teaches hosts Jon and Roy how to “take back the bake sale” with her elevated preparations of cookies, pies and cakes.

    Tartine: Season 2, Volume 1, Episode 4:

    Chefs Chad Robertson of Tartine and Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco take hosts Jon and Roy through their respective intricate processes for baking artisan bread.

    Jon Favreau & Roy Choi make flatbread with Chefs Chris Bianco & Chad Robertson | The Chef Show

    Themes: How-To, Celebrity Chefs, Celebrities

    See The Chef Show on Netflix for episode details.


     

    Chef’s Table: Pastry, Season 4

    Season 4 of the Emmy-nominated series, Chef’s Table explores the world of pastry through the eyes of four stellar and uniquely creative pastry chefs: Christina Tosi (New York), Corrado Assenza (Sicily), Jordi Roca (Spain), and Will Goldfarb (Bali).

    Themes: Pastry, Celebrity Chefs, Documentaries

    See Chef’s Table: Pastry, Season 4 on Netflix for episode details.

    Chef's Table Pastry | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


     

    The Great British Baking Show

    The Great British Baking Show on Netflix

    A long-running, extremely popular cooking competition show that has amateur bakers facing three challenges per episode, encompassing 10 weeks per season, in hopes of being named the UK’s best amateur baker. Viewers love the easy-going, good natured tone of the show, as well as the friendliness of the contestants. Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are likely the two most respected and likeable baking judges in all of “reality baking TV-dom”. Their feedback is always genuine, constructive and encouraging. Constestants know that when they receive high praise it is well deserved!

    “Collection 11” premiered on September 29, 2023, releasing a new episode each subsequent Friday, with the season finale being available on Friday, December 1. The latest season will also introduce a new co-host in Alison Hammond, who replaces Matt Lucas.

    Starring: Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Alison Hammond

    Themes: Baking, Competition, British, Amateurs

    See The Great British Baking Show on Netflix for episode details.

    The Great British Baking Show: Collection 10 Official Trailer:

    The Great British Baking Show: Collection 10 | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    The Great British Baking Show: Holidays

    Netflix The Great British Baking Show Holidays

    Amateur bakers who competed in previous seasons of the Great British Baking Show are invited back to compete in the end-of-year holiday baking competition to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. One episode involves Christmas-themed challenges, while the other involves New Years-themed exercises.

    Update: Season 6 premiered December 8, 2023

    Starring: Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding

    Themes: Baking, Competition, British, Amateurs

    See The Great British Baking Show: Holidays on Netflix for episode details.

    The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 4 | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Is It Cake?

    Netflix Is It Cake? Baking Competition Show

    An unusual hybrid of a show that is part baking competition, game show and hyperrealism art exhibit. We are most intrigued by the incredible creative possibilities of cakes realistically impersonating anything but cakes. If this topic grabs your interest, be sure to check your local market for “hyper-realistic cakes” – it’s a thing.

    Update: Season 3 premieres March 24, 2024

    Starring: Mikey Day

    Themes: Baking, Competition, Art, Game Show

    See Is It Cake? on Netflix for episode details.

    Is It Cake, Too? | Season 2 Official Trailer | Netflix

    Is It Cake, Too? | Season 2 Official Trailer | Netflix

    Is It Cake? | Season 1 Official Trailer | Netflix

    Is It Cake? | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Junior Baking Show

    Junior Baking Show Netflix

    The Junior Baking Show (known as Junior Bake Off in the UK) is the youth-focused spinoff of the immensely popular The Great British Baking Show. The junior version features Britain’s most talented young bakers who compete to impress a panel of judges with cakes, biscuits, breads and more. Season6 is currently available on Netflix.

    Starring: Harry Hill, Liam Charles, Ravneet Gill

    Themes: Baking, Competition, British, Amateurs, Youth

    Season 7 premiered May 3, 2023.

    See Junior Baking Show on Netflix for episode details.


     

    Nadiya Bakes

    Netflix Nadiya Bakes Baking Show

    This cheerful baking show is hosted by Nadiya Hussain, the season 6 winner and fan favorite of The Great British Baking Show (AKA The Great British Bake Off), which aired in the fall of 2015. In this series, Nadiya shares her favorite homemade cakes and pastries, as well as new recipes inspired by other bakers she admires.

    Starring: Nadiya Hussain

    Themes: Baking, Recipes

    See Nadiya Bakes on Netflix for episode details.

    Nadiya Bakes | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    School of Chocolate

    School of Chocolate Baking Show on Netflix

    This new baking competition show from Netflix features eight top pastry and chocolate professionals that attend the School of Chocolate to take their skills and careers to the next level. Their mentor is world-renowned chocolatier Amaury Guichon, known globally for creating mind-blowing chocolate showpieces and unbelievable pastries. One student will be deemed ‘Best in Class‘ after eight episodes and will be awarded a prize package that includes a career-changing opportunity.

    Starring: Amaury Guichon

    Theme: BakingCompetition, Chocolate, Cooking

    See School of Chocolate on Netflix for episode details.

    School of Chocolate Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Baking Competition Shows on Netflix

    Here’s a complete list of all baking competition shows currently available on Netflix. Cooking competition shows that lean too much towards being silly (i.e. annoying) game shows are not our cup of tea, which is why several of these shows did not make our “best of/favorite” list, but to each his own!

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