Engineer, Baker, Presenter
Andrew is an aerospace engineer, baker and presenter. As a finalist on the BAFTA-nominated Great British Bake Off in 2016, he grew a firm following for his Northern Irish charm and outrageously engineered creations including a gingerbread bridge and rotating geared pies.
Since leaving the tent, Andrew divides his time between researching Future Aircraft at Rolls-Royce and presenting his creation - the art of “bakineering", exploring incredible engineering through edible means. He’s written, produced and performed live “bakineering” shows around the UK & Ireland with partners including the Royal Institution, Cheltenham Science Festival and the European Space Agency.
As a presenter, Andrew has worked across multiple disciplines live on stage, on TV and online. Highlights have included presenting a live cooking segment on ITV’s Lorraine, appearing as an expert contributor on shows for Discovery Science (Secrets of the Superfactories), the BBC (Christmas Kitchen) & History Channel (History Erased) and giving a TEDx talk at the University of Cambridge. He is an. Executive Producer and Judge on Netflix's "Baking Impossible", released in October 2021.
Andrew has developed recipes and baking content for major international organisations on media campaigns. Clients include Warner Brothers (Fantastic Beasts film launch), Sainsbury’s, LIDL and the British Council (Youtube Series on the Bakineering Of Space). He even baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William, receiving national media coverage.
In his spare time, as a self-confessed jack of all trades, Andrew loves to sing, travel and ski. As a passionate STEM ambassador, he delivers talks in schools & universities and has been a judge for the UK Young Engineer Of The Year awards.
Malika Andress, Head of Marketing, National Space Centre
“A brilliant presenter, captivating the audience with his knowledge of science and baking”
Sarah Hamilton-Cardy, Comms Director, Titanic Belfast
"Willing, engaged and enthusiastic about the project and a great asset to celebrations”
Audience feedback, Taste of Science
“A hugely entertaining and cleverly put together talk...Andrew has a breezy, humorous presence on stage. We were transfixed.”
Audience feedback, Northern Ireland Science Festival