With gory surprises in every basket, the costumed competitors have much to fear and $10,000 to gain in this Halloween showdown, presided over by judges Scott Conant, event planner Jackie Sorkin and actress Michelle Trachtenberg. Those who advance to the final round create fruit and yogurt desserts. In the entree round, a sweet, tropical icing must be paired with pork, and in the dessert round, it's a race to the ice cream machine when both finalists are inspired by a coconut beverage.

", "My signature dish is shrimp and grits," Kyla said. A fun twist on a classic comfort food is paired with pricey truffles in the appetizer round.

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In the entree basket, an ingredient that looks like a giant baked potato is something else entirely, and a red, white and blue snack in the dessert basket is a patriotic potpourri for the finalists. The junior chefs must remain fierce and focused in order to tackle mussels in the appetizer round and impress the judges, including guest Bailee Madison. 1 Episode (2017), Laura Vitale

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He's battled on Iron Chef America and is part of the Culinary Council of the Food Bank for New York City. And will English breakfast tea in the dessert basket awaken the judges' senses? 1 Episode (2016), Kelsey Nixon Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of Chopped Junior with exclusive news, photos, videos and more at TVGuide.com A bright orange snack and fancy cheese must work their way into entrees, then in the final round, even the judges -- actress Betsy Brandt and chefs Marc Murphy and Nguyen Tran -- are surprised to see how mac and cheese can be interpreted in dessert form. 1 Episode (2016), Jason Varitek 1 Episode (2017), Ayesha Curry Photo By: David Lang The two finalists have similar ideas for killer kiwi desserts, but will the judges -- singer Austin Mahone, cookbook author Raquel Pelzel and chef Aaron Sanchez -- love their dishes equally? Chopped Junior (TV Series 2015– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Then, vegetables make their way into brownies in the dessert round, but the finalists have no problem repurposing them. 1 Episode (2017), Jourdan Dunn The junior chefs in this competition are young and fearless, and at just nine and ten years old, they're the youngest yet! Alligator tenderloin in the appetizer basket is a bit of a shock, but it's nothing these clever young competitors can’t handle as they try to impress the judges, including guest Clinton Kelly. 1 Episode (2016), Ali Khan First, the kids open the appetizer basket to find something staring right back at them! 1 Episode (2016), Kevin McHale In the first round, the young chefs receive both yummy and yucky ingredients for appetizers, then aim for a perfect salmon dish in the entree round. ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

A weird hot dog and a cheese that doesn't want to melt are two of the tricky ingredients that the young competitors face in the appetizer round, then retro candies result in some surprising pops in the entree plates. 1 Episode (2015), Eddie Jackson A lucky batch of junior chefs gets to cook with chocolate in all three rounds to win over the judges: chef Scott Conant, model Ashley Graham and Food Network Star contestant Jernard Wells.



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They'll all have to work hard to impress the judges, former professional boxer Laila Ali and chefs Aaron Sanchez and Art Smith. 1 Episode (2016), DeMarcus Ware The first round has boar and is anything but boring when plans fall apart for one of the competitors in the final seconds. Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Then, the young cooks must find creative ways to use some little sprinkles and a giant egg in their desserts. Rings of meat and donut hybrids find their way to the grill pans in round one. Junior cooking dynamos step into the Chopped kitchen to showcase their culinary skills in the new season of Chopped Junior, premiering Tuesday, June 25th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. A meaty second course follows before the final two kids find "festive surprises.".

1 Episode (2017), Danica Patrick Chefs Maneet Chauhan and Andrew Gruel and actress Meghan Markle preside over a competition that begins with a three and a half-pound peanut butter cup and a too-hot griddle that creates problems for one of the young chefs. Pumpkin spice lattes in the final basket get the kids excited for dessert, where they race to claim the ice cream machine! Four new junior chefs get into the spirit of the season as they create a feast for the judges, former White House chef Sam Kass, Food Network's Marc Murphy, and Martha Stewart!


1 Episode (2016), Sunny Anderson 10 Episodes (2016-2017), Lee Anne Wong Four talented kid chefs set out on a virtual culinary tour, with each mystery basket containing ingredients from a European country. 12 Episodes (2019-2019), Clinton Kelly

1 Episode (2016), Tre Wilcox Four young cooks set out to make judges Cliff Crooks, Bethenny Frankel and Geoffrey Zakarian the most important meal of the day: breakfast! Corus Lifestyle. Junior cooking dynamos step into the Chopped kitchen to showcase their culinary skills in the new season of Chopped Junior, premiering Tuesday, …

1 Episode (2016), Jessica Alba Then, will the junior chefs have the experience to properly cook the delicate bay scallops from the entree basket? The fun continues as the junior chefs battle against some challenging dough and more sauce in the entree round. Hosted by Ted Allen, these young cooks must prove they are wise beyond their years with their culinary chops. 1 Episode (2017), Marcus Samuelsson An enviable cut of pork and a strong-flavored candy are two of the gifts in the entree basket, then the finalists take on a gooey skillet of pink sweetness along with a healthy, crunchy snack in the dessert round. In the first round featuring rock shrimp and beef tongue, the junior chefs show kindness and help each other out, but someone must still be chopped by a judging panel featuring Maneet Chauhan, actor Rico Rodriguez, and Fabio Viviani. In 2011 he was a contestant on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, and he has battled on Iron Chef America. Winner of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Alex Guarnaschelli is the chef at New York City's Butter and The Darby restaurants. The mystery basket ingredients include chicken wings and blue cheese in the appetizer round, then enormous sandwiches in the second round and a big surprise for dessert!



The young cooks tackle baskets of leftover and often-wasted food, starting with cheese rinds and takeout leftovers in the appetizer round. Then, a creative take on cookies and milk is discovered in the dessert basket. For dessert, incorporating French fries proves to be a challenge. 1 Episode (2016), Kristen Kish Her first cookbook, Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook, was published in 2013. Creepy-crawly kabobs in the first basket kick things off on an adventurous note -- will the junior chefs find a good way to incorporate the bites of crunchy protein? Amanda is a New York-based chef and a frequent guest of the Food Network. 106 Episodes (2015-2019), Amanda Freitag Chef Amanda Freitag, YouTube star Harley Morenstein and actress Anika Noni Rose preside over an all-pizza competition! 1 Episode (2016), Cliff Crooks



1 Episode (2016), Hayden Panettiere Ambitious young chefs put their skills to the test, starting with an appetizer round featuring Texas toast. They find shellfish and a dried seafood snack in the appetizer basket, but tears come when one competitor hears "time's up."

Owner of five Scarpetta restaurants across the country plus D.O.C.G. Meet the Judges of 'Chopped Junior' Season 9.

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The junior chefs are fired up for a grilling competition, with NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, chef Amanda Freitag, and Cooking Channel's Ali Khan serving as judges! Then, the finalists tackle pizza dessert using cheese with a funny name and a wild assortment of fruit!
Canned pasta and an extremely salty veggie are two of the entree round ingredients, then an injury in the dessert round puts one finalist in jeopardy of ruining their dish.