The Final Table

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Global cooking competition fun for foodies of all ages.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Americans want to star their own show!

I like Timothy (American), he is a great chef with both knowledge and skills and I'm really glad he won the finale. However, I felt like Chef Grant Achatz (American ) was so concerned about Timothy’s dish decision, it almost seemed like he was trying to make the other chefs agree with him.

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age 10+

Realistic Glimpse into Professional Cooking

Seems to reflect reality rather than introducing drama for the sake of views. Shows how different people handle disappointment and success (some handle it better than others), as well as introducing different food cultures and challenges. I would say not for young children because some of the chefs aren't the best role models and occasional adult jokes (though mostly ones that would pass right over young kids' heads). For a more "wholesome" version of a cooking contest, possibly consider "Great British Bake Off." That said, for even slightly older kids this can provide a great starting point for discussions on challenging oneself, working with others, handling disappointment, and planning towards a goal.

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