Food Network’s hit culinary competition “Chopped” is now casting for Chopped Junior.
The show is on a nationwide search for culinary wiz kids who know they can take the heat in the Chopped kitchen and compete against other kids and teens for some great cash prizes. The show is casting kids and teens 9 to 15 years old nationwide. Season 1 of “Chopped Junior” will be premiering this month and season 2 is now casting in anticipation of next seasons episodes.
Food Network’s “Chopped” is getting a spin-off, “Chopped Junior.” The show will work just like the adult version except that the chefs competing will all be between the ages of 9 and 15. Chopped is a cooking challenge that puts 4 chefs into the kitchen where they compete in 3 challenges… the appetizer, entree and desert rounds. The cooking reality competition is not as easy as making 3 dishes though. Each round makes use of the “mystery basket” of ingredients which all chefs must use in their dishes. That “mystery basket” may contain anything from soda pop to chicken feet and chefs have to think quick…. the rounds are timed and each ingredient must be used, in a creative way, or risk getting chopped. After each round, one of the chefs gets cut until 2 go into the desert round after which a winner will be picked and awarded the “Chopped” prize of $10,000.
If your kid or teen can actually cook and handle Ted Allen saying…. “I’m sorry, you’ve been chopped,” without tearing up… they may be a perfect match for the show. At stake is $10,000, just like the adult Chopped competition. “Chopped Junior” will premiere on the Food Network on October 27th.
Is your youngster already an accomplished chef in your kitchen? Think your kid is good enough to compete against other kids who also have a knack for the culinary arts? If so, here is a chance to get them a spot in the Food Network, “Chopped” kids / teen competition. If your child has the culinary chops… there is a chance to walk away with some big bucks.
Applying for the show is easy and casting directors have put up an online application form for parents interested in getting their culinary wiz kids onto the show.
See the flyer below for the casting call information.
Be sure to also check out all the other auditions for kids that may be going on in your area now.