In 2003 he was recognised for Outstanding Personal Achievement at the London Restaurant Awards, partly for his work at Baker & Spice in Knightsbridge. Impressive petit fours won Nancy Ho the top gong – a trip to Byron Bay and a kitchen makeover.
She beat favourite Maria whose profiterole was deemed too big Controversially, Ho came last in the technical bake, a Religieuse, and her gateaux was deemed not to be a gateaux.
The show is presented by Piotr Gąsowski and Maciej Dowbor, whilst the judging panel consists of Bartłomiej Kasprzykowski, Małgorzata Walewska, Paweł Królikowski and Katarzyna Skrzynecka.
She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with i Politics.
Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure.
She was one of eight judges for the USA pastry trials, which was arranged to select the team for the Coupe Du Monde de la Patisserie competition in Lyon last year – dubbed the "Olympics of baking".
Mr Lepard, the author of several books on baking, moved to London in his late teens and began training as a pastry chef in some of London's top michelin-starred kitchens.