Junior Masterchef Is Off and Running
The second season of Junior Masterchef premiered last night and again it involves high production values with some very talented young chefs. This year they are again between the ages of 8 and 12.
I mean who had even tasted crab and duck by the age of twelve let alone know how to cook them. This year the kids are going to go to Disneyland if they stay long enough in the competition some spoilers can be found through this blog post on TV Tonight. Who knew there was a Disney blog?
Tonight we saw the top 50 cooks, with five of them getting through to the top twenty. Each section was overseen by one of five of Sydney’s top chefs who had a ingredient their section had to cook.
The positives of the show:
- Everyone remains very positive about the cooking and the children;
- The cooking standards were high;
- The set was amazing and the hour goes quickly;
- It is a great show to watch with the kids;
- I like the chemistry of Gary Mehigan, Anna Gare and Matt Moran, but I must confess I did query on twitter last night that if Anna Gare was out of shape like some of the male judges would she be on the show;
- Putting through the winners means at this stage none of the kids are meant to feel bad about being on the show.
- The sweetness of it , I guess I am just not a spoonful of sugar kind of girl, but the end of the hour the condescending smiling started irritating me;
- I thought it a tad unfair only three of the dishes of the ten were selected for tasting, this raises the issue that better tasting ones may have not been in with a chance;
- Masterchef editing was in play, viewers could guess which plates were going to get tasted by the camera time the kids were getting;
- I thought Greta got very lucky indeed getting through as her roast beef looked raw in parts; and also I was bemused when Kylie Kwong was talking up the girl who put soy sauce in her risotto if this had occurred on the real masterchef the judges would have had apoplexy.
“Every contract has legal jargon but when you strip that away it’s there to protect both the brand and the child. We don’t want contestant to go out and sell their story because they don’t have the experience to manage the media. When you invite the vampire into your house it’s going to become problematic,” Colquhoun says.
“Bring us in and then we can help manage that for you.
A previous blog post on the Junior Masterchef contract and whether you would sign it can be found here.
What did you think of the first episode of Junior Masterchef? Will you be watching the series?