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Brazilian Pastry Chef Gigi Falanga joins Zumbo's Just Desserts

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Gigi Falanga with Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo
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The Seven Network has confirmed Brazilian-born, top pastry chef Gigi Falanga has joined the crème de la crème line-up on ZUMBO’S JUST DESSERTS.

She will appear alongside hosts and judges, Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo, as Zumbo’s assistant.

Under their watchful eye, 12 dessert makers will put their sweet making skills to the test until the ultimate dessert king or queen is crowned.

Gigi will act as time keeper and report back to Adriano and Rachel. “I’ll be keeping a close eye on everything the contestants are doing,” she says. “I’ll be asking them lots of questions; is that the right consistency? Do the flavours work well together?”

Originally from Brazil, Gigi is one of the most exciting emerging talents in the Australian dessert industry.

After moving here in 2004, she has ascended the ranks of Sydney’s best fine dining restaurants including the Shangri-La Hotel, The Bathers’ Pavilion, Manta and Jonah’s.

Her combination of elegance, finesse and creativity has been moulded by some of the country’s best pastry masterminds including Anna Polyviou, John Ralley and Alfonso Ales.

Australia’s most passionate dessert makers are ready to make some magic in Zumbo’s candy- coloured Dessert Factory.

They’ll bake. They’ll create. But only one will rise. Who will be Australia’s best?

ZUMBO’S JUST DESSERTS – an original Channel Seven concept from the makers of MY KITCHEN RULES – is coming to Seven after the Olympics.