Try out for Food Network’s Chopped Kids 2018 / 2019 season.
The fast paced cooking show Chopped is looking for kids and teens, ages 9 to 15 for an upcoming Chopped Kids special.
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.
Chopped is a high speed cooking competition that puts the competitors skills to the test by preparing a appetizer, entree and desert. Each course has a strict time limit of 20 to 30 minutes and after each course is cooked, it goes to the judges for the taste test. Each episode begins with 4 competitors cooking the appetizer and after every course goes to the judges table, 1 of the competitors will get chopped. By the dessert course only 2 competitors remain and one of them will walk away with the prize of $10,000.
The show is not without twists. For every challenge the cooks must use ingredients from a mystery basket which forces them to create their recipe on the spot.
The show is hosted by food editor, Iron chef and restaurant critic, Ted Allen. Every episode of Chopped has different contestants which have included amateur and pro cooks alike. Some of the special episodes of Chopped have included firemen, food truck cooks, teens, school lunch ladies and more.
The shows panel of judges includes Aarón Sanchez (Executive chef and co-owner of Mestizo, also he has his own Food Network show, Heat Seekers), Alexandra Guarnaschelli (The Next Iron Chef), Amanda Freitag (Competed on Iron Chef America), Chris Santos (Owner of 2 New York restaurants), Geoffrey Zakarian (World renowned chef and winner of The Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs), Maneet Chauhan (chef and challenger in The Next Iron Chef), Marc Murphy (restaurateur), Marcus Samuelsson (Well known Food Network guest) and Scott Conant (restaurateur and host of 24 Hour Restaurant Battle).
Chopped is holding tryouts for the new season, if you would like to apply to be on one of the kids culinary challenges, check out the casting flyer below for more information.