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Aulani pastry chef talks competing on Food Network's 'Spring Baking Championship'

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Rob Pryce
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The Food Network
Contestant Carolyn Portuondo on Spring Baking Championship, Season 8.
Food Network
Rob Pryce
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The Food Network
Carolyn Portuondo's baking process, as seen on Spring Baking Championship, Season 8.

Hawaiʻi sweet tooths and baking aficionados get ready! Season Eight of Food Network’s "Spring Baking Championship" kicks off Monday at 6 p.m. Among the competitors is Carolyn Portuondo, head pastry chef at Disney's Aulani resort and a Punahou alum.

Her work was featured on TLC’s "Fabulous Cakes," she’s won dozens of awards, and she's owned a successful bakery in Las Vegas. So why did she accept the opportunity to compete against other bakers on national television? The Conversation spoke to Portuondo about her experience.
This interview aired on The Conversation on Feb. 28, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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