Namiah Philips of Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship

Long Beach contestant Namiah Philips loves desserts of all kinds, especially crepes (which was one of the first desserts she tried baking). When she’s not indulging in sweets she loves to play sports, track and field, skating, swimming and go boating with family in the Marina. She hopes to one day take her baking to the next level by starting her own business, but for now she’s taking orders from family and friends for the holidays. She cooked 13 pies for Thanksgiving alone!

Take a listen to Namiah and Neil talk about cooking tips, crepe birthday cakes, and what it's like to compete on Kids Baking Championship.

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman welcome a dozen new talented young bakers into the Kids Baking Championship to see whose skills will measure up in difficult baking challenges, including rainbow cupcakes, dessert imposters, and more! For the first time, the bakers’ parents are backstage watching and reacting to the ups and downs of the ten-week competition. Only one will take the cake and the sweet grand prize of $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion!

Tune in Monday's at 6p (PST) on The Food Network