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Ladue Boy Earns Finale Slot On Food Network’s ‘Kids Baking Championship’

Tarek Husseini is one of three young bakers competing in Food Network's "Kids Baking Championship" final that premieres on Monday, Sept. 16.
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Tarek Husseini is one of three young bakers competing in Food Network's "Kids Baking Championship" final that premieres on Monday, Sept. 16.
Tarek Husseini joined Tuesday's talk show on the heels of Monday evening's semifinal survival on the Food Network.
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Tarek Husseini joined Tuesday's talk show on the heels of Monday evening's semifinal survival on the Food Network.

Thirteen-year-old St. Louisan Tarek Husseini spent four weeks in Los Angeles this past summer competing for a $25,000 prize. Now, for the last six weeks, viewers of the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” have watched Husseini and other up-and-coming bakers impress the judges with one kitchen creation after another.

The Ladue resident made it through the semifinal episode that premiered on Monday.

Then, on Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, he talked with host Sarah Fenske ahead of next week's final episode.

Listen to the conversation:

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Alexis Moore. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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