About the Show
Host Rachael Ray is on the hunt for the best rising chefs in the country, who also happen to be extraordinarily talented kids. All-star chefs and surprise celebrity guests join Rachael in this special six-episode series as they mentor and guide these young competitors through tough cooking challenges and high-pressure obstacles. The junior chef who makes the cut will win his or her very own series on FoodNetwork.com and the title of Kids Cook-Off Champion.
Rachael was born into cooking as a way of life. "My first vivid memory is watching Mom in a restaurant kitchen," she says. "Everyone on both sides of my family cooks." She landed at Macy's Marketplace at the candy counter and then as the manager of the fresh foods department. After Macy's, Ray helped open a prestigious New York gourmet marketplace. She then moved upstate to be a food buyer and chef. As a way to increase grocery sales during the holidays, Ray began a series of cooking classes and 30 Minute Meals was born.Read More