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Washington, DC


Hey everyone! My name is Matthew Merril, otherwise known as Matthew in the Kitchen! I began my food career when I was 10, appearing on Food Network's 'Kid's Baking Championship.' After appearing in 4 subsequent programs, I was a brand ambassador for Avocados from Mexico. During that time period, I crafted and sold French macarons at a local grocery store and deli. As I began high school, these experiences in the culinary world took the backseat as I focused on the school experience, but my passion for food and cuisine only grew. Needing a creative outlet during the 2020 quarantine, I picked up my phone and began creating cooking content for my social media pages, and if you saw those videos, you would know I was definitely NOT expecting to gain traction. My video editing skills improved, and I am fortunate to have amassed a following of 2.5 million these past 2 years. During this period, I wrote and published my debut cookbook, titled 'Teen Baking Bootcamp,' a recipe book by a teen for teens, and anyone looking to advance their culinary and pastry journey. Join me as we take on the kitchen together. To me, the kitchen is not only a place to prepare food, but also a space to express a passion, experiment, and connect with those you love the most. Keep on cooking!

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