Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown

Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown

SEASON 1
  • SEASON 1 13 episodes available
  • SEASON 2

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S 1 E 1

Don't Under-ESTIE-Mate Her

Aired on Jul 23, 2015
Executive Chef Frank Otte tests his mettle against a team of five child cooking prodigies; from "finger foods" to a "technique trio," can this acclaimed executive chef hold his own against 7-year old child chef Estie? Master Chef Suzanne Tracht joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 2

Stop the Bull!

Aired on Jul 30, 2015
Frankie "The Bull" Terzoli does his best to stomp out the team of child cooking prodigies winning streak. When chef Emmalee is stymied by the perils of the menu board in the winner-takes all third round, will she "get the horns" or fight her way out? Founder of the "fo-nut" and celebrity pastry chef, Waylyn Lucas, joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 3

All's Fair in Love and... Food?

Aired on Aug 06, 2015
Chef Tony learns the hard way that small can be very mighty as he takes on the team of child cooking prodigies in tonight's "fair-food episode". Master Chef Brooke Williamson joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 4

How Eggs-Centric

Aired on Aug 13, 2015
Chef Katherine Humphus takes on the team of child cooking prodigies in this egg-centric episode - which revolves around a perennial favorite - eggs! World-famous celebrity chef, Hubert Keller, joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 5

Secret Garden

Aired on Aug 20, 2015
Executive chef Joel Miller is in the hot seat, placing his years of training and decades of experience on the line against the team of child cooking prodigies. Will he "rice" to the occasion in the "price is rice" round? Or get lost in the woods during the "Forage-Trio"? Master Chef CJ joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 6

Viva La France

Aired on Aug 27, 2015
Culinary and literal giant, chef Keith Breedlove muscles his way into the kitchen to see what all the fuss is about. But when he squares off against 7 year-old chef Estie in the "Poulet-Trois" will he crow like the rooster? Or run away chicken? Legendary Master Chef, Ludo Lefebvre, joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 7

South of the Border

Aired on Sep 03, 2015
Chef Diana Stavaridis tests the team of child cooking prodigies in a Mexican standoff! From Ceviche to taco-trios, if you can't take the heat, you'll get thrown out of the kitchen! The round three special guest judge is known for single-handedly revitalizing Tijuana's food scene, master chef Javier Plascencia.
S 1 E 8

Game-ON!

Aired on Oct 15, 2015
Executive chef, Chris Tzorin, wants a piece of the action and competes against the team of child cooking prodigies. A culinary mash-up appetizer will test everyone's culinary creativity. Then it's going to be a knife fight, testing both sides in butchery skills - from making fresh sausage, to handling oversized cuts of game meat. Master Chef Karen Hatsfield joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 9

In for a Penny, In for a Pound

Aired on Oct 22, 2015
Executive chef Penny Davidi steps up to the team of child cooking prodigies wearing a sleeveless chef coat more reminiscent of a karate gi, than a coat. And don't be fooled, it's not a style choice, it's a warning! From the start, she'll spit venom at the mini-masters to put them off their game. Will the prodigies cave to fear? Or will they make Penny "eat her words". Master Chef and restaurateur, Jeff Mahin, joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 10

Tough Luck

Aired on Oct 29, 2015
Chef Larry Monaco may be the toughest match yet for the team of child cooking prodigies. From an "amuse" challenge in round one, out to a "tough cuts only" entr e in round two and finally a "funghi" trio, this episode couldn't be any more foodie! Two-time Michelin star-rated Master Chef, Josia Citrin, joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 11

It Takes Guts!

Aired on Nov 05, 2015
Chef Augie Saucido wants to see what all the fuss is about as he competes against the team of child cooking prodigies. And, from the moment he steps in, it gets raw! Raw food preparation is on the menu in round one. From there it gets truly "offal" as the mini-masters get a "gut" check - turning "toss away" parts into fine dining dishes. Michelin-rated Master Chef, Sang Yoon, joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 12

Wild Enough to be Shot At...

Aired on Nov 12, 2015
Chef Hop Fan crashes into the kitchen with his eclectic mix of "Ed Grimley" meets "Kramer" antics - is he a creative genius or a madman? Can the team of child cooking prodigies stay focused and take this chef down? From a sushi challenge to a street food trio, be prepared for amazing food and some kitchen comedy! Master Chef, Mary Sue Milliken, joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
S 1 E 13

Awww Shucks!

Aired on Nov 19, 2015
(Enhanced; updated with new footage for the holidays.) It's executive chef Justin Haefler's chance to put his years of training and decades of experience on the line for a chance to beat the team of child cooking prodigies in the kitchen! Live oyster appetizers will test their shucking skills in the first round. And if their hands aren't sore yet, they'll have to "break it down," but rather than dancing, their ability to take a whole protein and slay it to a filet is tested. Final round has them competing to create a trio dish, using three different types of protein from each earth environment. Celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso joins to blind taste and judge the winner takes all final round.
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