Who doesn't love a good cooking show? Do you know what's even better? Watching a local person compete in these competitions is even better!

I had a friend once compete on Survivor and it was awesome to have that local connection to watch the show and root for!

I've also known people who competed on the Voice and Beat Shazam.

A local Walla Walla baker is going to compete on the upcoming Food Network's Best Baker in America TV series.

Michele Pompei of the Walla Walla Bread Co. is going to compete in Season 4 of the Food Network series.

You can check out Michele Pompei's profile on the Food Network here.

Here's what the profile says about Pompei's resume:

Michele is a co-owner and executive pastry chef at the Walla Walla Bread Company in Washington. In between working at Michelin star restaurants, Michele also taught culinary and baking skills to other aspiring chefs. His specialty is high-end optical illusion desserts.

How did Michele get involved in the Food Network?

A talent scout from the Food Network reached out to Pompei and asked for a resume and food sample and as they say, the rest is history.

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The series season has already been filmed and Pompei isn't allowed to speak about the results but we as viewers will know the results once the season airs. Pompei will compete alongside 10 other bakers.

If you're not familiar with the series, Best Baker in America features bakers going head to head in baking competitions with a chance at $25,000 in the 3-person finale.

The series is entering its fourth season and will air starting May 5th on the Food Network.

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