Briony May Williams
After years of baking at home and cultivating her creativity and skill, Briony first came to the public’s attention as she launched onto our screens during nine stressful weeks in the tent on the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off. Progressing through the competition to the semi-finals, Briony’s humour and warmth, coupled with her resilience and ingenuity saw her become a firm favourite with the audience. Since then, Briony has joined the presenting team of Food Unwrapped (Channel 4). Her other credits include Loose Women (ITV), The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4), The Great British Bake Off Christmas Special (Channel 4), Blue Peter (CBBC) and Beautiful Bakes With Juliet Sear (ITV).
Briony has had a regular recipe column in Asda’s Good Living magazine and been featured in Hello magazine. She has also worked with brands such as Gousto, Tefal and Hollands Pies, and has appeared at Thame Food Festival, Bishop Auckland Food Festival and Chris Evans’ Carfest amongst others.
Hailing from Bristol, when not creating new baking combinations in the kitchen, Briony can be found outdoors or in the gym as she loves running and after completing several 10k runs, she escalated to two half marathons and is currently training for her third!
Having studied Spanish and French at Durham University, achieving a 2:1 with a distinction in Spoken Spanish, Briony went on to travel the world before qualifying as a secondary school teacher of Spanish and French, earning her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Bristol. After teaching for six years, she is currently a stay-at-home-mum to her lovely daughter, Nora.
Briony is an ambassador of Paul’s Place.