'Kids Cook-Off' returns for second go-round with Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri as coach and mentorsby jmaloni
Eight "kidtestants" to compete for series on FoodNetwork.com
Food Network icons and best-selling cookbook authors Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for season two of "Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off," premiering Sunday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Eight multi-talented junior chefs are split into two teams, each mentored and coached by Rachael and Guy, as they compete over six episodes in new challenges, guaranteed to test their skills in the kitchen.
Guest judges this season include Melissa d'Arabian, G. Garvin, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Jeff Mauro, Wolfgang Puck and Curtis Stone. Each episode includes a mini and main challenge, designed to test the "kidtestants' " culinary prowess. Each chef hopes to earn stars, which represent their overall success.
Adding to the challenge, each kid not only tests his/her cooking chops, but on-camera skills, as well, all the parents watch on during the competition. The winner will earn a series on FoodNetwork.com, in partnership with Pillsbury Toaster Strudel.
For more "Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off," fans can join in on the conversation by taking part in a live Twitter viewing party during the east coast premiere and finale, along with a Facebook chat on Sept. 12 to discuss kid-friendly breakfast recipes.