Eight talented young chefs arrive to the RvG Kids Kitchen ready to prove they've got what it takes to win their own web series on foodnetwork.com. To pick teams, Rachael and Guy give the kids their first Mini Challenge, where they're tasked with making a family favorite meal. Once the teams are selected, it's time for the Main Challenge, where the kids will have to create their own unique street food offering, and present it in their Camera Challenge, judged by Chef Wolfgang Puck and his family.
This week, the kids are challenged on their knowledge of ingredients. In the Mini Challenge, they must decipher ingredients while blindfolded. Then, it's a Chopped-style Main Challenge, where a video message from Ted Allen introduces their head-to-head Mystery Basket challenge, judged by Chopped judge and Iron Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli!
In this week's Mini Challenge, the kids have to make whatever they want -- as long as the featured ingredient is the one they hate the most! Then in the Main Challenge, Rachael and Guy reveal that the Mini Chefs must use a sandwich as an inspiration for a multi-component entree. And who better to judge their dish and Camera Challenge, than Jeff Mauro, the Sandwich King!
After tasting dishes that their parents may have had as kids, like salmon mousse and ambrosia, the kids choose one retro dish to modernize. In the Main Challenge, the kids will be asked to create a classic Southern barbecue, using ingredients that the other team picks for them. Chef G. Garvin comes to the kitchen to judge the kids on their barbecues and Camera Challenges!
Rachael and Guy invite Chef Robert Irvine into the kitchen to coach and mentor the kids in the Mini Challenge. After working as a team to unscramble a jumbled recipe, each kid chef will execute their dish while Robert coaches them on. Then, in the Main Challenge, the kids take on the oceanic delights in the kitchen's seafood tower in an effort to impress guest judge Melissa d'Arabian.
There's only one epic challenge left for these amazing kid chefs. The kids host a Food Festival where they will cook and perform a live demo of their signature dish for a hungry crowd. The festival goers weigh in via comment cards, but the final decision rests with Chef Curtis Stone, who will crown the winner.
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