Culinary kids competition series Junior Chef Showdown on Food Network Canada


Young Canadian chefs are set to showcase extraordinary talent in the new Corus Studios original show,  Junior Chef Showdown (8x60min). The series features 14 exceptionally skilled cooks with a passion for culinary creations between the ages of nine and 13.


Every week, they are mentored and judged on each challenge and dish by three Food Network Canada celebrity chefs: television personality and best-selling cookbook author Anna Olson; chef and owner of Toronto’s Ruby Watchco, The Hearth, and award-winning cookbook author, Lynn Crawford; and owner of New York City’s Flip Sigi and television personality, Jordan Andino.

In each fun-filled episode, the junior chefs face a Skills Test and a Cooking Challenge to determine who leaves the kitchen and who continues in the competition. The kids amaze and astound the judge mentors with their ingenuity and technique as they tackle each challenge, all while cheering on and supporting one another. Throughout the season, the fearless cooks are tasked with creating everything from fresh pasta to hand-whipped meringue, and eggs benedict in limited time.

The finalists go head to head for the  Junior Chef Showdown title which comes with a cash prize of $25,000 and a sunny family vacation courtesy of Air Transat

Junior Chef Showdown will also deliver the culinary excitement to YTV, airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET starting April 22.

The young Canadian cooks set to showcase their culinary skills in the junior chef kitchen are:
• Audrey, 11
• Cesar, 13
• Cristian, 10
• Elijah, 10
• Imal, 10
• Kaitlin, 10
• Katie, 11

• Kinza, 10
• Matthew, 10
• Mia-Rose, 10
• Noah, 11
• Nyasia, 9
• Patrick, 10
• Sophia, 10

Read the full broadcast and cast announcement here.