Parents' Guide to

Be Our Chef

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Family fun and copious advertising in themed cooking series.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Expected more

I found it ridiculous that 2 families already had 3 wins, and still had to go through another round. Which allowed the other family that had won 2 wins to get 3 and in the process eliminate one of the original 3 win families. The 2 families that had the 3 wins should have gone to the finals. Totally disappointing. I wouldn't watch another season if there is one
age 5+

Easy Watching For All Ages

This is a show that pretty much anyone can watch and even enjoy. Short enough to keep even younger Kids' attention, and enough interest for teens and adults. Families are likeable and seem genuine, and the feedback given by the judges is realistic without the snide remarks and arguments found in your average cooking show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This series celebrates teamwork and family cooperation, but it's also a thorough and exceedingly effective ad for the Disney franchise. Set at the Walt Disney World Resort, it includes scenes of lavish theme park destinations, shows the contestants meeting characters from Disney films, and incorporates clips from movies like Cinderella and Big Hero 6. In other words, it is difficult to forget as you watch that the show is a Disney production.

Even so, there are worse ways to spend family screen time than by watching Be Our Chef. The families cooperate well and must put their heads together to solve the problems that inevitably arise in the kitchen. Creativity and thinking outside the box are rewarded, and overall the show is a good reminder of the value of stretching yourself and trying something new.

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