Oakland native Yahshimabet Sellassie-Hall (middle row, far right) is one of the talented young chefs competing in the Kids Baking Championship. Photo courtesy of the Food Network & Cooking Channel.

Oakland native Yahshimabet Sellassie-Hall (middle row, far right) is one
of the talented young chefs competing in the Kids Baking Championship.
Photo courtesy of the Food Network & Cooking Channel.

Tune in for the premiere of the Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship to see Oakland’s own Yahshimabet Sellassie-Hall, age 12, compete. Ten bakers, ages 10 to 13, must create the perfect pie with just the right balance of crust and filling and also prepare a flavored ice cream from scratch to complement their pie. One baker will melt and be eliminated from the competition. Future episodes feature mouthwatering macarons, creative cakes, and crispy cookies. Enjoy the premiere on Monday, January 4 at 8pm on the Food Network.  Info: here