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Here’s what I think are some important things to know:

1. Do what you want to do in life.

If you don’t, it will be a long time of no fun. Find a way. There is always a way if you really want something.

2. Be happy in life.

Sometimes things make us happy, but that usually doesn’t last. Experiences that make memories make me happy, like becoming a cook and helping other people learn to cook, especially kids. Cooking at events with so many volunteers helps me see how many people it takes to make fun things happen for a community.

3. Make sure you have a pet!

Animals are the best and they love you no matter what. If you can’t have a pet, you can volunteer at a shelter and go love on some cats and dogs that do not have people to love them back.

4. Be kind to other people.

If someone is new at school or at work, welcome them and introduce them to your friends so they will feel good about being there, too.

5. Family is important.

Sometimes they are a pain, but they are still important because no matter how much you fight, no one will love you like your family.

6. Tell the truth.

When you lie and you look in the mirror, it doesn’t feel good. You might as well tell the truth right at the start because the truth always comes out anyway – better to just face the music.

7. Even if you don’t want to listen to your mom, you should listen to your mom because she is usually right.

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Mason Partak, at only nine years old, is a kid with a passion for cooking. Not only does he love to cook, but believes other kids love to cook, too. “I’ve been baking with my mom since I was two years old, now I’m nine and I can cook anything I can read a recipe for, and some things I just make up. I want to show other kids that they can cook, so I have recorded videos on You Tube to show kids how easy it is.”

Mason has tutorials to make complete recipes, videos that show how to do specific techniques, and his favorite segment, “What the heck is this thing for?” where he introduces kids to kitchen tools, what they are for, and then demonstrates how to use them. Mason says cooking is cool and kids who can learn to cook feel like they can accomplish anything else they set their minds to – in the kitchen and in life!

Mason has been wowing judges and audiences at cooking demonstrations and recipe contests since 2010 when he won his first cash prize for a cookie recipe at a local community festival. Mason is often the youngest contestant in the recipe contests he enters, and it is not uncommon for him to be competing with adults who have 20 or more years of experience baking and cooking. He often places in the top three!

Mason makes it known, “It is my goal to be the first kid cook on the Food Network – kids need other kids to show them they can do it – even if we have to learn together as we go!”

To see more of Mason and his culinary creations, find out where you can meet Mason and see him do live cooking demonstrations, enter his giveaways, or contact him with your questions, visit

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