Parents' Guide to

Food Network Star Kids

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cooking contestants impress with skill, perseverance.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Could be better

I love the kids and the concept. But feel the kids would be better served by different hosts and better questions and comments directed to them. Great for young kids to see the constants face their fears and keep pushing through all the challenges. Great roll models teaching, honesty, respectfulness and determineation. Love the show just need a few changes to make it even better.
age 7+


great for kids and little chefs

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Foodies young and old will enjoy this fast-paced show, and its young kitchen crew doesn't disappoint in skill or determination. Though there are moments when it seems as though they're trying to outshine each other in the personality department, their work in the kitchen really is quite remarkable and the culinarily challenged of any age might learn a thing or two.

Even if cooking isn't your kids' hobby of choice, watching these kids work hard at what they love is very inspirational. Beyond braising basics and slicing safety, the stars of Food Network Star Kids have much to teach about determination, coping with pressure, and overcoming disappointment. Their experiences in the kitchen -- both positive and negative -- easily relate to broader life experiences, so families will find a lot to talk about after watching.

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