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Prime Video Greenlights and Announces Host and Judges for New ‘Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge’ Competition Series
Emmy Award-winning actress, producer and host Tamera Mowry-Housley will serve as host
Culinary icons Clarice Lam and Joshua John Russell will serve as judges for the series of baking competitions inspired by Dr. Seuss
CULVER CITY, Calif. – August 16, 2022 – Prime Video today announced the host and judges of Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge. The series will be hosted by actress, producer and Emmy Award winner Tamera Mowry-Housley, with critically acclaimed pastry chef Clarice Lam and cake designer and pastry chef Joshua John Russell as judges. The series will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world this winter.
Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge invites America’s best bakers to enter the world of Dr. Seuss From the Grinch to the Cat in the Hat, these bakers will use their limitless imaginations to create mind-blowing creations inspired by the beloved characters of Dr. Seuss Hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, in each episode the bakers will be challenged based on Seuss characters and stories, and their towering creations will be judged by Clarice Lam and Joshua John Russell based on taste, creativity and storytelling .
Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge is produced by Amazon Studios, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Super Delicious. Ruth Amsel serves as showrunner and executive producer of the series. Cara Tapper, Adam Cohen and Joanna Vernetti of Super Delicious are executive producers. President and CEO of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Susan Brandt is also an executive producer.
Meet the host and judges
Tamera Mowry-Housley is an Emmy Award-winning host, actress, producer and entrepreneur who has captivated audiences for over 20 years. Tamera began her career in Hollywood alongside her sister, Tia, on the hit show Sister, Sister, which aired over 100 episodes from 1994 to 1999. She returned to the screen with Tia in the hit series reality TV show Style Network Tia and Tamera. Tamera co-hosted the talk show The Real for six seasons, and in 2018, she and her co-hosts won a Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts.” He also hosted Hulu’s baking competition series, Baker’s Dozen, and served as a judge alongside Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney on HGTV’s design competition show, Table Wars.
Tamera has starred in and produced original films for Hallmark Media, including the hit holiday television movies A Christmas Miracle, Christmas Comes Twice and The Santa Stakeout. He was also a series regular on ABC Family’s Strong Medicine, Roommates, and Melissa & Joey. Tamera has also voiced characters on FOX’s hit Family Guy and Cartoon Network’s Super Hero Squad Show. He also produced and starred in the Lifetime film Double Wedding. On the big screen, Tamera starred in Rob Schneider’s comedy The Hot Chick.
Born in Germany and raised in Southern California, Tamera graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Abnormal Childhood Development. Tamera and her husband, journalist Adam Housley, reside in Napa Valley with their two children, Aden and Ariah. Tamera and Adam oversee Century Oak Winery and also opened their own award-winning tasting room, Housley Napa Valley, and coffee shop, Barnhouse Napa Brews. They offer six coffee infusions in the shop, all brewed and sourced locally and sustainably grown from around the world. 90% of the food and produce available for sale is women and minority owned.
Clarice Lam is a critically acclaimed pastry chef. Born in Toronto and raised in Los Angeles by her parents who emigrated from Hong Kong, Clarice pursued a career in modeling, which gave her the opportunity to travel internationally for over a decade while living in the UK, France , Hong Kong and the Philippines. , Mexico, Spain, South Africa and Italy. His stay in Paris led to a deep love for the world of French pastry. While living in Italy, she attended Le Cordon Bleu where she took courses in Italian cooking.
After retiring from modeling, she returned to the United States where she studied at The French Culinary Institute and graduated with a Grand Diploma in Classical Pastry Arts. Clarice built her foundation at critically acclaimed establishments including Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market and as Executive Chef at The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn.
In 2012, Clarice opened Brooklyn-based The Baking Bean, a direct-to-consumer bakery specializing in all-natural, seasonal desserts and sweets. In 2020, when the global pandemic hit, Clarice put The Baking Bean on hold and joined Rivers and Hills Hospitality Group as the inaugural Pastry Chef of Kimika, an Italian-Japanese restaurant in Nolita.
Clarice is also an avid yogi, beach bum and turtle lover. His work has appeared in The New York Times, People, Good Morning America, NY Daily News, Food & Wine, Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler, Eater, South China Morning Post and many more. He has appeared in several television shows, such as Sweet Genius (2012), Food.Curatuted. (2017), Beat Bobby Flay (2018), Beat Bobby Flay: Revenge (2019) and most recently Best Baker in America (2021), where he finished as a semi-finalist.
Additionally, Clarice is on the ICE (Institute of Culinary Education) Pro Advisory Committee, a freelance contributor to The Spruce Eats, Epicurious and Food & Wine, and a Mondelez International Chef Ambassador after winning the national competition of Oreo 2021, Hope and Sesame and Yakult recipes. He is also an affiliate partner of Chrissy Teigen’s lifestyle brand, Cravings, and is currently working on his first cookbook.
Joshua John Russell is an experienced pastry chef and cake designer from Atlanta. He graduated in 2002 from Johnson & Wales University and began his career as a pastry chef at the famous Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Joshua made a name for himself by appearing on 15 episodes of Food Network Challenge (winning five) and all six episodes of Last Cake Standing, as well as in local and television media. Her work has appeared in books such as Decadent Details and magazines such as Jezebel, Atlanta Weddings, Flavors, 944, Life and Style and Grace Ormonde, as well as national advertising campaigns.
In addition to being a pastry chef, Joshua has styled food for Focus Brands, Sweetex, and his work has appeared in several TV shows and films. Joshua’s efforts as an instructor at Craftsy.com have generated worldwide attention with a student base that spans the globe.
In 2015, Joshua was named one of the top ten cake designers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine, as well as the Distinguished Visiting Chef at Johnson & Wales University. His name in the business and success in the field has also led to Joshua being asked to judge cake shows and baking competitions, including the Austin Cake Show, Viking Cooking School, Share Our Strength, Top Chef Jr . and Nailed It. Joshua hosted the NBC YouTube show Man About Cake. He currently works as a corporate pastry chef for Irca in Atlanta and hosts You’ve Been Desserted.
About Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Dr. Seuss Enterprises is a leading global children’s entertainment company focused on promoting literacy, education, self-confidence and the wonderful possibilities of children’s imaginations through the works of Dr. Seuss The company was established in 1993 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. Global efforts include publishing, film, television, stage productions, exhibitions, digital media, licensed merchandise and other strategic partnerships. For more information about Dr. Seuss Enterprises, visit Seussville.com or follow him on Instagram.
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