John Whaite is the winner of the BBC's the Great British Bake Off. He has been a keen baker and cook since he was a tiny tot, when he would spend many hours in the kitchen with his mum.
From banking to baking, John was able to give up his mundane day job as a city commercial banker, to focus on the one thing he is truly obsessed with: food.
He is currently writing his first book, as well as various newspaper and magazine articles.
In 2013. he will fulfill one of his lifelong dreams and attend Le Cordon Bleu in London to study the 9 month patisserie diploma