A hearty congratulations is in order to a Mystic baker, who was named the best in the country.
Adam Young, the owner of Sift Bake Shop, holds the title of ‘Best Baker in America’ after winning on the Food Network’s hit show Best Baker in America.
On Monday night’s episode, Young beat out two of the final competitors. He was one of nine people who competed in this season.
“It is a completely different way, different style, in a completely different atmosphere. You’re in a studio kitchen. It’s big, it’s hot, there are cameras, there’s hundreds of staff everywhere," Young said.
In the show, bakers must prove to the judges over the course of the season that they have what it takes to be the best, as they're tasked with culinary challenges to test their baking expertise.
Young said he watched the first season of the show, making him ready to take on season two.
“This is something that’s a good representation of me, a good representation of the shop, and something that I can feel like I can win and do well in," Young said.
For the season finale on Monday night, a viewing party was held at Pizzetta in Mystic, where hundreds of people attended.
That's where everyone found out Young had won the title and the grand prize of $25,000.
“He was having such a great time doing it, so it was fun watching him each week to move on to the next week," said Susan Baker, of Mystic.
Young said he's touched by the overwhelming amount of support from the community, which has been there for him since day one.
“To see the locals turn out and support me and support Sift, that’s so cool and that’s so humbling," he said, adding “It’s a great feeling for me but it’s also a great feeling for them. It's something they take pride in as well.”
Young is also a frequent guest on Channel 3’s Better Connecticut.
We'll have more on this story tonight on Channel 3 starting at 5 p.m.
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