If you’re searching for a reality series that is as fun and captivating as it is competitive and inspiring, then Netflix’s ‘Bake Squad’ is for you. Featuring four expert bakers as they go head to head to create delectable desserts for clients who have to select just one for their celebration of a special occasion, it is a competition that has no cash reward. Instead, the winner earns a lifetime of bragging rights and emotional connections. Hence, it is no surprise that fans are now curious to know more about the candidates, including Maya-Camille Broussard. So, here’s what we know about her.
Who is Maya-Camille Broussard?
Born and brought up in Chicago, Maya-Camille Broussard mostly grew up in her father’s home after her parents legally separated and found herself toughening up soon after. Stephen Broussard, a criminal defense attorney who had a passion for baking and deemed himself to be “The Pie Master,” was in public housing as a child, where food was scarce. Regrettably, this “emotional trauma” was passed on to Maya-Camille as he didn’t prioritize food for her. Yet, on the weekends, her father did pull her into the kitchen, where she learned numerous life lessons while he taught her his skills.
“No matter where a pie is made in the world, it’s still a pie that we can all enjoy,” she once declared. “Similarly, no matter a person’s gender, sexual orientation, race, wealth, or disability status, they’re still a person who deserves the best that life has to offer.” This statement also holds true for Maya-Camille as she’s hearing-impaired, a disability she deems “invisible.” However, all of this has only pushed her to achieve her professional goals. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts and Theater respectively, she became the curator of a couple of galleries before launching Justice of the Pies.
Where is Maya-Camille Broussard Now?
Maya-Camille Broussard founded Justice of the Pies in 2014 in memory of her father, who passed away shortly after turning 60. Though it’s a bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches, and tarts, it even has a social goal to positively impact the lives of those around it. For this, Maya-Camille created the I KNEAD LOVE workshop, which offers elementary-aged children from low-income families an opportunity to learn valuable kitchen techniques, the importance of nutrition, and life lessons. This business has also partnered with several organizations to provide meals to the community.
Today, Maya-Camille continues to be a creative entrepreneur with Justice of the Pies while also serving as an art consultant and designer for The MCB Project and a part-time backup dancer. Moreover, the flavor fanatic offers cooking classes, has a collection of merchandise, and is even planning to launch a subscription-based program that includes recipes, video cooking tutorials, and shopping lists for only $25 a week. In short, there is nothing that can slow Maya-Camille down, which her appearance on Netflix’s ‘Bake Squad’ only proved.
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