Meet the Kid-Chef Contestants from Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

Meet the talented kid-chef contestants from Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off on Food Network.

Kids Get Their Cook On

On Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, eight talented kids will take on cooking challenges designed to test their culinary know-how. By the end of the series, the kid-chef with the highest score will be awarded the grand prize of a Web series on

The Mentors Leading the Cook-Off

Rachael and Guy will serve as mentors and team leaders as well as judges, tasting and grading the dishes for each kid-chef’s report card. The kid with the highest score on each team will be named MVP of the challenge and win a prize.


While most kids would be sitting at home watching TV or playing video games, Daniel gets in the kitchen and cooks. His specialties include wild rosemary salmon with asparagus and eggplant and super fruit crumble. Daniel's goal is to become the culinary king of the Internet with his recently launched YouTube cooking show, Quite a Bite.


Brandon learned to cook alongside his mother. He's proud to cook the Texas-style food he grew up eating. His favorite food is Kobe beef. When he isn't in the kitchen, Brandon races bandolero cars, proving the only thing he burns is rubber.


Sydney loves to cook and teach others how to cook during live demonstrations and on her YouTube channel, At Home with Sydney. She has appeared on TV alongside Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay. Sydney previously won a national award for "Action for Healthy Kids" and even has a mayor-appointed day of June 2 named in her honor in her hometown.


Cole likes to combine his appreciation for science with his love of cooking. From an early age, he has loved to experiment with new ingredients, tools and techniques. His favorite meal to cook is breakfast and he prefers adultlike flavors to that of what most kids prefer: sweets and candy. Cole sees cooking itself as a teacher since you learn from your mistakes.


Haile has become an advocate of healthy eating and food education for kids, joining the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Youth Advisory Board. Haile also founded an organization at her local YWCA that offers kids cooking classes, nutrition education and fun physical activities.


At a young age, Hunter begged his dad to teach him to cook from his Italian-American grandma's recipe book. Since then, he's gained a passion for the cuisine. Now he isn't at all intimidated by cooking and battling against those older than him and one day hopes to become an Iron Chef. In the future he plans to open a restaurant featuring Italian-American and Thai fusion.


Jack specializes in comfort food. As a survivor of leukemia, Jack has raised more than $100,000 for pediatric leukemia research from his charity events. He's also appeared on The Tonight Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Rachael Ray and various news programs. His first cookbook, Twist It Up, was published by Chronicle Books in 2011.


Alessandra has made it her goal to become a celebrity chef. She learned to cook from her father, who used to work in the restaurant industry. Alessandra's specialties include Italian food, gourmet cupcakes and sushi. Recently she toured Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Alessandra also likes fashion and competitive dancing.

Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

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