A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers learn about the stages of cooking a dish: identifying ingredients, going shopping, and then following the recipe carefully. Each episode spotlights an ingredient from the dish being made, so viewers can learn facts about its origin and use. Chef shares pictures from his trips around the world, to places like France and Italy. Kitchen safety and problem solving are big takeaway messages.
Anyone can be a great cook! Cooking is fun and educational. It's important to be kind to others. You can always come up with another plan!
Positive Role Models
Chef shares his love of cooking with his friends, celebrity guests, and show viewers. Olly keeps Chef on task if he gets distracted while cooking. Henry and Ruby are helpful, but sometimes mischievous, friends.
All the characters on the show are different species, colors, shapes, and sizes. The human guests are celebrities of varying races, ages, and talents.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Tiny Chef Show is a cute, fast-paced, whimsical culinary talk show that boasts a cast of puppet characters, and is narrated by RuPaul. Tiny Chef is a herbivore, and only cooks vegetarian meals, so viewers learn lots of animal-friendly and delicious recipes. Each episode includes a new celebrity guest and fun segments. Themes of the show include problem solving, friendship, kitchen safety, and having fun while cooking.
Is It Any Good?
This sweet, funny, clever series has all the ingredients of a great watch: an engaging flow, entertaining characters, and educational nuggets. The themes of culinary tips, friendship, and problem solving are presented in a helpful, understandable way for young audiences. The Tiny Chef Show will likely inspire children to want to get in the kitchen and make yummy dishes, big or small. Tiny Chef's catchphrase is "Love you so much, bye!" and viewers will certainly want to watch week after week, as he is so lovable and fun.
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