What to Watch This Weekend: The Premieres of Cupcake Wars and Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

by in Shows, September 6th, 2013

RvG Kids Cook-OffThis weekend, it’s all about the competitions on Food Network. First, on Saturday, four cupcake bakers will compete to win an opportunity to cater a launch party for Jessica Alba’s new brand, The Honest Company. Then on Sunday, eight kids enter into competition, joining either Team Rachael or Team Guy, ready to cook for the chance to win a Web series. On The Great Food Truck Race, the five remaining teams race to South Dakota, where the challenges include cooking buffalo. Then tune in for the ultimate in sabotage on Cutthroat Kitchen and watch a new episode of Iron Chef America.

Cupcake Wars: “Jessica Alba: The Honest Company

Four talented cupcake bakers fight to win over special guest judge Jessica Alba. They face off for $10,000 and the chance to have their all-natural organic cupcakes at the center of a party launching the new headquarters for her brand, The Honest Company.

Tune-in: Sat., Sept. 7 at 8pm/7c

Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off: “These Kids Can Cook

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri meet eight rising kid chefs and choose their teams. For their first Pop Quiz, the kids must create a signature dish. Guy and Rachael then mentor their teams before they launch into the Cook-Off Challenge. Teen star Stefanie Scott will taste each dish and hand out report cards. The MVP from each team will win a cool prize, but the kid with the most points overall will be closer to the grand prize — landing their own Web series on FoodNetwork.com.

Tune-in: Sun., Sept. 8 at 8pm/7c

The Great Food Truck Race: “About-Face in South Dakota

The five remaining teams meet Tyler at the Crazy Horse Memorial, where they’re given their seed money before heading out to shop in Rapid City, S.D. How will they manage when their follow car is taken during the Speed Bump? On day 2, they race to the Wild Idea Buffalo Co., where they find a quarter side of bison that they must butcher for use in all menu items. After each selling $1,500 worth of their bison menus, they can rush to be one of the first three teams to reach a vista and win a reward, and the next day the losing team is eliminated.

Tune-in: Sun., Sept. 8 at 9pm/8c

Cutthroat Kitchen: “Winner, Winner, Fried Chicken Dinner

In this exciting episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, we’ll see if one chef can turn gas station snack food into gourmet ravioli. Then, the chefs are put through the grinder as one of them is forced to make the perfect burger on a camp stove. Finally, we’ll see which chef has more guts, as one of them is made to serve giblets with his or her fried chicken.

Tune-in: Sun., Sept. 8 at 10pm/9c

Iron Chef America: “Guarnaschelli vs. Kalt

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli faces off against challenger Stephen Kalt. Chef Kalt’s Southern Italian cuisine can be sampled at Fornelleto, in the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, and his most recent venture is Caulfield’s in Beverly Hills. Judges are Karine Bakhoum, Art Smith and Elettra Wiedemann.

Tune-in: Sun., Sept. 8 at 11pm/10c

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Comments (5)

  1. MoltoMissy says:

    These kids CAN cook!. What a fun hour. They are such an engaging combination of sophistication about food and just being 12year olds. I loved it. I was particularly amused by Alessandra"s pique about people Americanizing the pronunciation of Italian foods l'm 65 years old, and this has been a little pet peeve of mine since I was her age. Good show; looking forward to next weeK!

  2. John bibb says:

    I love the show! It's wonderful to see such talented kids work so hard and show their natural talent in the kitchen! I just have one thing to criticize. Adding a message from Michelle Obama regarding healthy lunch meals for our kids was way off the mark. first she single handedly destroyed the meals our kids used to have in school. Kids throw away food and who, fault is that? Its first the parent's fault for not watching what their kids eat. Then it's the school's fault for not monitoring the kids. I go to my kids' lunch I see the monitors throw away food and the teachers trying to hustle the still hungry kids out for the next round! That's why I make my kid's lunches everyday. I provide a good healthy lunch that is filling and gives them the energy to finish the school day…and they learn better! They are more active. I have a special needs son who if he is not satisfied at lunch, is a bear to deal with all afternoon! 225 Calories doesn't cut it! Second. Tonight, all those wonderful kids made some wonderful dishes during the "lunch episode". Four kids per team, four dishes for lunch. What was the total caloric intake per child for the meal and what was the cost per child to feed them at lunch? I got the impression you used Mrs Obama to convey a message to these kids and it fell flat. When I first saw the message, I was thinking indoctrination, but luckily those kids seemed to cook their hearts out and did what they wanted. My suggestion, for whatever it's worth, keep politics out of it. If these kids are as good as you think, they are GAGA over food network stars, let them woo the kids. I am sure the season's taping has been already accomplished with these kids and I will continue watching but I will stop viewing when I think you crossed the line again. One more question…The Obama's girls are in a private school (understandable) What do they eat for lunch?

  3. john says:

    it was a great show. These kids were fun to watch. Very entertaining

  4. kara says:

    my 11 yr old daughter Hailey really wants to be on that show .she is a great cook. (:

  5. iman says:

    how do u sign up for th cook off i want to go sooooooo BAD I LOVE TO COOK

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