If you haven't seen this weeks episode yet, heed this warning, spoilers ahead.

Dan Raymond, who owns and operates Zachary's Pastry Shoppe here in the Capital Region, has been appearing as a competitor on season 5 of Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship for a chance to win $25,000!

It's been super exciting to follow Dan's journey on the show over the last several weeks. It's been really cool to see him excel at some of the challenges put in front of him and the other contestants and even see him learn from some that didn't turn out quite the way he had hoped. It was especially exciting when he won the main heat last week putting him into the top 5 in the competition!

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The Capital Region was sent on a bit of an emotional roller coaster, as last week ended on such a high note. We were all hoping to see Dan bring home the BIG WIN at the end of the season. However, this week's episode saw the end of Dan's journey on the show.

On the upside, Dan is now back in the Capital Region putting what he learned on the show into his baking for us! Dan stopped by the Q studios this week to tell us a little bit about his experience on the show. You can check out our conversation below.