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'Crime Scene Kitchen' Full Cast List: Meet host Joel McHale and judges Curtis Stone and Yolanda Gampp on Fox's baking competition series

When crime and cake go hand in hand, it's up to the judges to see who comes out on top
Host Joel McHale and judges Yolanda Gampp and Curtis Stone are all a part of Fox's 'Crime Scene Kitchen' (Getty Images. @yolanda_gampp/ Instagram)
Host Joel McHale and judges Yolanda Gampp and Curtis Stone are all a part of Fox's 'Crime Scene Kitchen' (Getty Images. @yolanda_gampp/ Instagram)

If you've been looking for a series that combines all the thriller elements that come with crime mysteries and the delicious technicality of a cooking show, brace yourself for 'Crime Scene Kitchen,' Fox's new reality cooking contest that combines the best of both worlds.

Watch as 12 teams face off against each other in the ultimate challenge -- not only do they have to use clues to understand what dessert was made in the kitchen, but they also have to recreate the same to the best of their ability. Judging a competition like this is no easy feat, thankfully, the panel of judges are the best in the biz. Here's a look at the cast of 'Crime Scene Kitchen.'

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Joel McHale

Born in Rome in 1971, Joel Edward McHale is the son of Jack and Laurie McHale. McHale's father was the Dean of Students at Rome's Loyola University. McHale grew up on Mercer Island, Washington. He also lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey for a while and later returned to Mercer Island. He attended Mercer Island High School. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Washington in 1995 and also has a master degree in acting. He worked on a range of projects, such as 'Community,' 'The Great Indoors' and 'Stargirl.' He's also acted in movies such as 'Ted' and 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.'

McHale has hosted a number of shows prior to 'Crime Scene Kitchen,' such as 'The Soup,' 'Loveline' and even hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents' Association. McHale hosted the 43rd People's Choice Awards in 2017 and the 2017 Webby Awards. He also hosted the 'Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale' on Netflix, which focused on pop culture and news from around the world In 2020, he also hosted the 'Tiger King' after-show special.

Joel McHale will be hosting 'Crime Scene Kitchen' on Fox (Getty Images)

Chef Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is a celebrity chef, author and TV personality. He began his career cooking under Marco Pierre White at the Café Royal and Mirabelle and quickly went on to become head chef at White's Quo Vadis.

Stone hosted 'Surfing the Menu' with another chef, Ben O'Donoghue. He has also hosted a number of UK based cooking shows, such as 'Dinner in a Box,' 'Good Food Live' and 'Saturday Kitchen.' He also hosted the first season of 'My Restaurant Rules' in Australia. He went on to become a household name when he hosted 'Take Home Chef' on TLC which aired in USA. Apart from being a celebrity chef who has been featured in a wide variety of shows over the years, Stone also has his own restaurants. He opened his first restaurant, Maude, in Beverly Hills, California, in 2014. Maude was awarded a Michelin star in the 2019. He opened his second restaurant, Gwen, in Hollywood, California.

Chef Curtis Stone is a part of the judge's panel on 'Crime Scene Kitchen' on Fox (Getty Images)

Cake artist Yolanda Gampp

A self-taught baker and cake designer, Gampp attended George Brown's Culinary Arts Program but soon discovered her passion for baking. She went on to star on 'SugarStars, but the show was canceled after Season 1. However, she has gone on to work on other projects since then, such as 'How to Cake It,' 'Sugar Showdown,' and 'Cake Wars.' She was also behind 'How To Cake,' a widely successful YouTube channel that deals with all things desserts.

As per the channel's website, Gampp's work has been featured on the Today show, 'Good Morning America', 'The Chew', and in BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail (UK), Thrillist, Chowhound, and Glamour.


As per the official synopsis of the show, 'Crime Scene Kitchen,' an all-new baking competition series with a unique twist, is coming to FOX this summer. Hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, 'Crime Scene Kitchen' is a culinary guessing game in which bakers are tasked with decoding what type of dessert was made when all that’s left are the crumbs, flour trails, and a few elusive clues. They must then recreate the recipe for celebrity judges, chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gampp, who will determine how closely their sweet treat matches the missing dessert – and how good it tastes!'

Watch 'Crime Scene Kitchen' on Wednesdays,  on Fox at 9/8c.