Sixteen skilled young winners return to compete $25,000. In the first battle of this five-part tournament, the champs are faced with a French delicacy, pork tenderloin and a crunchy snack.
Champions: Part 2
A new group competes to see who will advance; an infamous ingredient appears in the appetizer basket, then steak could be a gift or a challenge for the cooks; the two young cooks who get to make dessert must use a tangy fruit and a deep-fried treat.
Champions: Part 3
The youngest group of champions gets seafood and pork in the appetizer round; chocolates in disguise throw the junior chefs for a loop in the entree basket; coffee with dessert makes sense, but they also must use chili flakes in their desserts.
Champions: Part 4
The youngest group of champions returns to compete for a spot in the finale. If they want to make it to the next round, the cooks will have to deal with delicate seafood, chocolates in disguise and chili flakes with dessert.
Champions: Grand Finale
First basket includes a rather wild jerky and a protein that most Americans have never eaten; the second basket has cream puffs and a strange ketchup; the final round of the tournament calls for some kid-friendly bubbly.
Junior chefs encounter outlandish surprises in every basket, but will working with weird ingredients throw them off their game? Guest judges are Food Network Star finalist Martita Jara, Marcus Samuelsson and George Mendes.