Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri to mentor eight talented children in first ever 'Kids Cook-Off'by jmaloni
"Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off" premieres Sunday, Sept. 8 on Food Network
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri are back to battle it out for ultimate bragging rights, but this time mentoring the most talented kid chefs around, in "Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off," premiering Sunday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Over four episodes, eight children are divided into Team Rachael and Team Guy, as they compete against each other in a series of challenges, designed to test the kids' culinary know-how. In each episode, the teams participate in a pop quiz crafted to highlight their talents in the kitchen, followed by a classroom mentoring session with Rachael and Guy, and culminating in the creation of a menu plan for the cook-off.
Guest judges, including chef Richard Blais, chef Duff Goldman, Jennie Garth ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and Marion Ross ("Happy Days"), will taste and grade the dishes and give each competitor a report card. The kid chef with the highest score on each team will be named MVP of that challenge and win a prize. In the end, the junior chef with the highest overall score will win a Web series on FoodNetwork.com.
"Rachael and Guy each have true passion and dedication when it comes to working with children," said Bob Tuschman, general manager and senior vice president of Food Network. "With 'Kids Cook-Off,' they get to up the ante, and have their mentoring skills tested like never before, with the goal of insuring their team's kids all succeed in the kitchen."
The "Cook-Off" competition will continue in the new year as well, with Rachael and Guy returning to coach a new star-studded cast of celebrities in the new season of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off."