The Search for Pintsized Star Power with the First-Ever Season of Food Network Star Kids
by Maria Russo in Shows, July 19th, 2016
We may be just a few weeks away from finding out who among the Food Network Star, Season 12 finalists will become the newest member of the Food Network family, but that doesn’t mean the search for Star power is ending. This summer, for the first time ever, Food Network is set to discover the greatest rising talent of the next generation: a kid Star. In the premiere season of Food Network Star Kids, the most-ambitious young cooks from around the country are set to converge upon Los Angeles in the hopes of making their food TV debut, and it all begins on Monday, August 22 at 8|7c.
Over the course of six weeks, 10 fearless pintsized hopefuls will attempt to prove themselves worthy of the title of Food Network Star, showcasing not only their comfort on camera but also their culinary skill sets, which surely go well beyond their years. Just like the adult finalists that came before them, these kid competitors will come face to face with a series of demanding challenges to test their ingenuity and quick thinking in the kitchen as well as their ability to command an audience of viewers. They’ll be led by Cooking Channel sensations Tia Mowry and Donal Skehan — two food authorities and experts in the world of entertainment who know just what it takes to make a mark on the industry — who will both judge the kid competitors through their tasks.
While the stakes in this competition may indeed be grown-up, the kids are kids, after all, which means that there’s no telling what tears and near tantrums may arise on set. But if these eager preteens want to be standing at the end of six weeks and earn the coveted prize of their own web series on FoodNetwork.com, they’ll have to rise to meet the demands of their mentors and prove their Star potential once and for all.