The Netflix show Bake Squad features a handful of talented chefs from different corners of the dessert and pastry world. Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi hosts the competition show. As contestants make their way through different challenges, viewers at home might be curious about how to apply to be on Bake Squad.
To be clear, this isn't one of those cooking shows that feature amateur chefs. And there is no million-dollar prize at the end of it all. But if you happen to be a baker or a chef — or someone who is hosting a party in need of some amazing bakes — you may be curious about how to get on the show.
How do you apply to be on 'Bake Squad'?
Right now, there doesn't appear to be an official casting website set up for Bake Squad. But you might be able to apply directly on the casting company's website. Kira Coplin was the casting producer for Season 1 of Bake Squad. According to her LinkedIn profile, she works with the casting company TheOldSchool.
The website for TheOldSchool features a form you can fill out to be considered for any number of projects in the works. All you have to do is fill in your name, phone number, email, and information about yourself. Then, upload a photo and submit it.
There's no guarantee that you'll get a call about Bake Squad specifically, but you could be considered for future seasons if your criteria match what they're looking for.
The 'Bake Squad' prize isn't what you think.
Even though the point of most reality competition shows is the prize at the end, Bake Squad doesn't use the same motivation. Instead, it's all about bragging rights. There doesn't seem to be a monetary prize.
But it does probably look good for the winner each season to lay claim to being the best one overall on a Netflix cooking show.
Will there be a 'Bake Squad' Season 3?
So far, there hasn't been an official word on if there will be a third season of Bake Squad. But given the positive fan reception of the first season, there's a good chance it has a long future at Netflix.
You can still try to apply to be cast if you go through TheOldSchool website, and there's a chance Christina Tosi herself might be involved in the casting future seasons — that's what she did with the first two seasons!
She spoke to Monsters & Critics about how she helped pick the cast.
"I knew that it needed to be four bakers," she said. "This show is about the spirit and the superpowers of a baked good, but I also knew that it would take superheroes to really harness the superpowers of a baked good. I knew that every single one of these superheroes had to check my ingredient box."
Season 2 of Bake Squad premieres on Netflix on Jan. 20, 2023.