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Man vs Child: Chef Showdown

Man vs Child: Chef Showdown

FYI's culinary competition series, MAN VS. CHILD: CHEF SHOWDOWN, pits some of the world's most talented young cooks against the very people they look up to professionally trained, adult chefs. In each episode of MAN VS CHILD: CHEF SHOWDOWN, a team of five child cooking prodigies Cloyce (13), Holden (14), Emmalee (12), Dylan (11) and Estie (7) will challenge a prolific executive-level chef in the kitchen, where they will defend their culinary abilities. Will raw talent and imagination prove to be enough for the first generation of kids raised on cooking shows? Great chefs will be put to the ultimate test, against the food stars of tomorrow. Each week, a new executive chef will face off against the team of minor masters. The competitors' overall aptitude and areas of expertise will be tested in three dynamic cooking rounds as they're challenged to create a different dish, under unusual circumstances. In the first two rounds, a panel of judges will taste the dishes and determine which chef has created the most delicious and inspired plate. The third and final round is blind tasted and judged by a critically acclaimed master-level chef. The overall winner takes home the ultimate prize of bragging rights. Adam Gertler, chef and TV personality, hosts the series. Mike Isabella, chef and Washington D.C. restaurateur, and Alia Zaine, Los Angeles-based private chef, serve as reoccurring judges and commentators. Guest judges include a roster of executive chefs and restaurateurs including Hubert Keller, Ludo Lefebvre, Mary Sue Milliken, Josiah Citrin, Antonia Lofaso and more.

Don't Under-ESTIE-Mate Her
Executive Chef Frank Otte tests his mettle against a team of five child cooking prodigies. Can this acclaimed executive chef hold his own against 7-year old child chef Estie?
How Eggs-centric
Chef Katherine Humphus takes on the team of child cooking prodigies in this egg-centric episode - which revolves around a perennial favorite - eggs!
Stop the Bull!
Frankie 'The Bull' Terzoli does his best to stomp out the team of child cooking prodigies winning streak. When Chef Emmalee is stymied by the perils of the menu board, will she 'get the horns'?
All's Fair in Love And....Food?
Chef Tony learns the hard way that small can be very mighty as he takes on the team of child cooking prodigies in tonight's 'fair-food episode'.
South Of The Border
Chef Diana Stavaridis tests the team of child cooking prodigies in a Mexican standoff! From Ceviche to taco-trios, if you can't take the heat, you'll get thrown out of the kitchen!
Secret Garden
Executive chef Joel Miller is in the hot seat, placing decades of experience on the line against the team of child cooking prodigies. Will he 'rice' to the occasion in the 'price is rice' round?
Viva La France
Chef Keith Breedlove muscles his way into the kitchen to see what all the fuss is about. But when he squares off against 7-year-old chef Estie in the 'Poulet-Trois' will he crow like the rooster?
In For A Penny, In For A Pound
Executive chef Penny Davidi steps up to the team of child cooking prodigies wearing a sleeveless chef coat more reminiscent of a karate gi. And don't be fooled, it's not a style choice, it's a warning!
Tough Luck
Chef Larry Monaco may be the toughest match yet for the team of child cooking prodigies. From an 'amuse' challenge, out to a 'tough cuts only' entre, this episode couldn't be any more foodie!
Executive chef, Chris Tzorin, wants a piece of the action and competes against the team of child cooking prodigies. A culinary mash-up appetizer will test everyone's culinary creativity.