Parents' Guide to

Kids BBQ Championship

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Young grill masters impress in family-friendly reality show.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+


on the episode of May 23rd 2017 the kids name was Nico he served raw chicken to one of the judges that is a big no in the cooking world I have seen adults do that on cooking shows and they didn't make it to the next round so my Question is why did the kid make it through and win I really don't think it was fair that he won knowing he served raw chicken I'm sorry but he should of been the one to go in that round, what kind of judges are you guys, are you saying o its ok to serve raw chicken but the seasoning was good and I have seen Gordon Ramsay send children home because of that , I don't understand what kind of judges you guys are
age 13+

Raw wings verse cooked

I have grilled 1000's of items on the grill, but the other night I watched kids BBQ, The kids were grilling chicken wings, 3 of the kids grilled their wings great and one had raw wings. They cut one of the kids that cook their wing right. I felt that was a wrong. Why should a person who didn't grill the product currently go through and not the kid who did? Just didn't think that was fair, just saying!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

You don't have to be an aspiring griller yourself to be impressed by this pool of contestants who would put most average backyard flame tenders to shame with their skills. No matter the challenge -- Hawaiian luau to campfire roundup -- these kids can butcher, season, and sizzle with the best of them, and they use every challenge as a chance to experiment and learn something new. In that way they're excellent role models for kids regardless of their interest (or lack thereof) in cooking; they take chances and submit to critique from the experts so they can get better at what they love. The process isn't always easy, but there's something positive to take away from every experience. In so doing, they prove what one contestant names as his reason for being there: "To show that kids can do amazing things."

If your kids (or you, for that matter) are foodies, though, Kids BBQ Championship can inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and mix it up a little at the grill. This isn't an instructional show, but you can pick up plenty of tips from the contestants and the judges on everything from experimenting with ingredients to monitoring the flame to achieve your desired results. This broadly appealing series is a fun pick for curious families and could inspire young chefs in your own house.

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