Cooking & Baking Shows

Food television is everywhere these days -- from instructional cooking shows to programs about the science of food to reality cook-off competitions -- and many of these shows are family-friendly. Choose from some of our favorites below and then encourage kids to bring what they learn into real life. Whether it's a wholesome competition like The Great British Baking Show or a beautifully shot documentary series like Chef's Table, cooking and baking shows offer a special kind of comfort the whole family can gather around. And for more great choices for your young foodie, check out our list of Food Movies.

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The Tiny Chef Show

age 3+

Clever, charming puppet teaches cooking, problem solving.

Network: Nickelodeon (2022)
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Waffles + Mochi

age 4+

Funny puppets explore food with Michelle Obama and celebs.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time

age 5+

Pastry chef and fun puppet crew teach baking skills to kids.

Network: Discovery+ (2021)
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Junior Baking Show

age 5+

British spin-off inspires kind competition, baking skills.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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My World Kitchen

age 5+

Fun children's food prep show teaches cooking and culture.

Network: Xfinity, CBeebies (2018)
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Be Our Chef

age 6+

Family fun and copious advertising in themed cooking series.

Network: Disney+ (2020)
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Disney's Magic Bake-Off

age 6+

Disney-focused kids' baking contest has great role models.

Network: Disney Channel (2021)
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Family Food Showdown

age 6+

Family cooking show focuses on good food and light drama.

Network: Food Network (2019)
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Food Network Star Kids

age 6+

Cooking contestants impress with skill, perseverance.

Network: Food Network (2016)
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Kids Baking Championship

age 6+

Friendly foodie contest is fun for the whole family.

Network: Food Network (2015)
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Nadiya Bakes

age 6+

Inviting host makes baking fun, approachable for all ages.

Network: Netflix, BBC (2021)
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Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off

age 6+

Young chefs match wits in family-friendly cooking contest.

Network: Food Network (2015)
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Selena + Chef

age 6+

Famous chefs teach Selena Gomez how to cook.

Network: HBO Max (2020)
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Zumbo's Just Desserts

age 7+

Family-friendly baking competition with a magic twist.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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Bake Squad

age 8+

Baking show a sweet choice for the whole family.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Baketopia

age 8+

Sugary sweet baking competition with tried and true format.

Network: HBO Max (2021)
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Baking Impossible

age 8+

Dessert competition rewards both culinary and science skill.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Best Leftovers Ever!

age 8+

Fun cooking contest has tasty solutions to food waste.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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The Big Family Cooking Showdown

age 8+

British food contest celebrates families cooking together.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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The Great British Baking Show

age 8+

Mild, mouth-watering baking contest great fun for all ages.

Network: PBS, Syndicated (2010)
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