Hosts Camila Alves and Eddie Jackson meet the eight fiercest kid barbecue cooks in the country, and the competition kicks off with each cooking his or her famous flavors atop chicken and a signature side. With special guest chef Tim Love judging the final plates, competitive spirits ignite right from the start and there is no room for mistakes!
The competition heats up with two rounds of head-to-head barbecue battle. Based on the results of the first challenge with hot dogs, one kid earns a major advantage in the elimination round of stuffed burgers. Chef Kardea Brown joins the judging panel to help decide which young barbecue cook will be sent home.
The barbecue arena is transformed into a Polynesian paradise for the third week of competition, as the kids are challenged to make the perfect luau pork dish with a tropical fruit side. A major tropical twist sends some of the kids for a loop, and barbecue pro Danielle Bennett, aka Diva Q, steps in to help determine which young cook landed at the bottom.
Step right up to see the final five kid chefs grilling their blue ribbon-worthy foods in two barbecue rounds! The first challenge dares the kids to make on-the-go fair food, while the elimination challenge pushes them to their culinary limits with grilled desserts. Special guest, pitmaster Adrian Davila, awards the blue ribbon to the best dessert while the bottom performer is sent home.
There's nothing small about this cowboy campfire competition -- from big hearty breakfasts to giant steaks the size of your head, the kids are challenged with creating meals worthy of a starving cowboy. Special judge and grilling cowboy, chef Kent Rollins, helps determine which young chef will be sent riding off into the sunset.
Three kids will enter the barbecue arena, but only one will emerge victorious! A real-deal pitmaster event is in full swing as the final three kid cooks battle one last time to prove they are truly the best in show. Special guest judge Graham Elliot awards the winning kid with a feature in Food Network Magazine's Kid Edition, $20,000 and the title of Kids BBQ Champion.