Parents' Guide to

Top Chef Amateurs

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Home cooks, Top Chef vets team up in positive show.

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This good-natured spinoff is light on drama but full of clever and tantalizing food ideas, and super-fans will enjoy seeing their fave chefs from past seasons come back to help out in the kitchen. Cooking shows have never been hotter than they are right now, and it's fun to experiment with fancy recipes and techniques at home -- but as the folks competing on Top Chef Amateurs demonstrate, it's a lot different doing so from the comfort of your own kitchen than with a tight deadline and three respected industry professionals staring you down as they wait to taste your dishes. It's impressive, though, seeing these home cooks rise to the challenge, even if some are visibly starstruck by the fan fave Top Chef alumnus they're working aside. Novice cooks and fans of food culture will find much to enjoy in this creative and positive series.

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