Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown

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  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons

Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown is all about five young chefs taking on a professional chef and seeing who is the better chef. The contest is organized into three cooking contests with the last being a winner-takes-all event. The beginning two contests are usually pretty simple and result in the winner gaining an advantage for the next round. The first is usually some sort of appetizer followed by an entree on the second. A different young chef is chosen each round by the current young chef, and that chef must either decide what the specific advantage is or suffer from it, depending who won the previous round. The first two challenges are judged by the usual panel of judges while the third is judged by a celebrity chef. The five young chefs each have a different specialty and way of attacking the challenge, making each challenge unique. The advantages and disadvantages make for some interesting wrinkles in each round, ensuring that the chefs are continually challenged. Combined with the chosen ingredients and the challenges from the advantages, each show allows the chefs, both the child chefs and the challenger, to demonstrate their mastery of cooking, ensuring that each show is entertaining as well as educational.

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Seasons
Home Cooking
18. Home Cooking
August 25, 2016
Executive chef Eli Kirshstein competes against the child prodigies in a battle of home cooking, featuring canned foods, TV dinners and a deep South trio. Master chef Art Smith judges.
The Emperor Has No Stove
17. The Emperor Has No Stove
August 18, 2016
Cooking competition veteran and Hollywood's rising star Executive Chef Mette Williams is here to battle the team of child cooking prodigies.
Back To School
16. Back To School
August 11, 2016
School's in session! Executive Chef Larry Keck battles the team of child cooking prodigies in three rounds of back to school themed challenges.
It's A Family Affair
15. It's A Family Affair
August 4, 2016
Executive Chef Susie Jimenez spices up the Man vs. Child kitchen with her competitive edge and sassy attitude.
A Chef's Life
14. A Chef's Life
July 28, 2016
The country's finest kid chefs take on Executive Chef Crystal "Pink" Delongpre in a rigorous battle of butchery, mother sauces and the elusive umami flavor. Chef Bruce Bromberg determines who will reign as champion in the final round.
Cake Walk
13. Cake Walk
July 21, 2016
Toss your saltshakers aside because tonight, Man vs. Child is diving into the sweet world of baking! She may not be a pastry chef, but Executive Chef Bev Lazo is bringing her years of experience to out "whip" the competition. LA's premiere chocolatier, Master Chef Valerie Gordon judges the final round.
Where there's Smoke...
12. Where there's Smoke...
July 14, 2016
Things go south in the Man vs. Child kitchen, as the child cooking prodigies take on New York's Kelvin Fernandez in three delicious southern comfort themed challenges.
Roman Holiday
11. Roman Holiday
July 7, 2016
The cooking prodigies compete with Austin's up and coming Executive Chef, Roman Murphy in three rounds of competition as they tackle prickly pears and burritos.
America the Beautiful
10. America the Beautiful
June 30, 2016
Chef Melvin "Boots" Johnson takes on the child prodigies with American pride. In the first two rounds, they tackle classics such as hot dogs and pie.
Toast of the Town
9. Toast of the Town
May 12, 2016
The prodigies take battle Cali cool Executive Chef, Chris "Malibu" Crary in three rounds of competition.
Feast From The East
8. Feast From The East
May 5, 2016
Executive Chef Jason Febres is ready to take down the prodigies. Tonight's theme is all about Asian cuisine.
Work Of Art
7. Work Of Art
April 28, 2016
Armed with his steam punk goggles, Executive Chef Richie Farina offers his creative flair to the Man Vs. Child kitchen.
Keep Calm and Curry On
6. Keep Calm and Curry On
April 21, 2016
Chicago's Bib Gourmand darling, Executive Chef Jill Barron, takes on the child cooking prodigies in three rounds of Indian food inspired challenges.
The Mamas and the Tapas
5. The Mamas and the Tapas
April 14, 2016
The child cooking prodigies take on Executive Chef Dustin Trani in three rounds of competition, loaded with Spanish flair.
Mardi Gras
4. Mardi Gras
April 7, 2016
Executive Chef Sevan Abdessian will not be defeated in the kitchen by a team of children.
Danger Zone
3. Danger Zone
April 7, 2016
Executive Chef Johnny "Danger" Zone enters the Man vs. Child kitchen to compete with our mini-masters. "Comfort Food" may be the theme, but this culinary showdown will be anything but!
Decadent Delights
2. Decadent Delights
March 24, 2016
It's Executive Chef Zoe Schor's turn to shore up the competition against the prodigies; theme of Guilty pleasures.
Fish Out of Water
1. Fish Out of Water
March 17, 2016
The prodigies will have to sink or swim when they face off against Drew Tsang, an executive chef who takes them to task in three rounds that revolve around seafood.
Description

Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown is all about five young chefs taking on a professional chef and seeing who is the better chef. The contest is organized into three cooking contests with the last being a winner-takes-all event. The beginning two contests are usually pretty simple and result in the winner gaining an advantage for the next round. The first is usually some sort of appetizer followed by an entree on the second. A different young chef is chosen each round by the current young chef, and that chef must either decide what the specific advantage is or suffer from it, depending who won the previous round. The first two challenges are judged by the usual panel of judges while the third is judged by a celebrity chef.

The five young chefs each have a different specialty and way of attacking the challenge, making each challenge unique. The advantages and disadvantages make for some interesting wrinkles in each round, ensuring that the chefs are continually challenged. Combined with the chosen ingredients and the challenges from the advantages, each show allows the chefs, both the child chefs and the challenger, to demonstrate their mastery of cooking, ensuring that each show is entertaining as well as educational.

Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on July 23, 2015.

Where to Watch Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown

Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown is available for streaming on the fyi website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and FYI.

  • Premiere Date
    July 23, 2015