Gemma Stafford is a professionally-trained chef from Wexford, Ireland. She is known for her cooking show Bigger Bolder Baking, with boldly baked out-of-the-box recipes. Her best known recipes are her no-machine ice cream and mug recipes. She currently lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband Kevin Kurtz and their dog Waffles.
Gemma Stafford lived with her parents, three sisters and brother. She lived in Wexford, Ireland for most of her life until age 25. Her mother Patricia is her inspiration for baking, she would let Gemma into the kitchen and let her do whatever she wanted. She also read her mom's cookbooks and magazines. It helped her develop her skills for baking. The first recipe she made was an apple crumble. She attended a college in Dublin to study professional baking and earned her certificate. She then went to Ballymaloe Cookery School where she learned lots from Darina Allen. She has worked in many restaurants, cafes and bakeries. She moved to San Francisco and got a job as a pastry chef. Soon, she decided to open a catering business. The business made over the top breakfasts like pancakes and waffles.
She and her husband Kevin decided they wanted a change. That's where the idea for "Bigger Bolder Baking" started. They quit their jobs and moved to Los Angeles. They stared working on their channel. Kevin learned how to produce and edit, meanwhile, Gemma learned how to host a show. They created her channel in September 2013 but didn't start till February 2014.
- 1 million subscribers: October 4, 2016.
- 2 million subscribers: January 12, 2020.
Bold Baking Basics
Bold Baking Basics is a series where Gemma posts videos of her most requested basic recipes. There is a new video posted very Monday.