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Alice From Masterchef Is The New Host Of Kitchen Whiz

File this under awesome news and in what is near perfect casting former Masterchef Australia contestant Alice Zaslavsky has been announced as the new host of Kitchen Whiz, a kids cooking show on GO Channel.

It shows at 7.30am weekday mornings and have now series linked it for Miss 8 who also wants to make her own cooking show, however her idea appears to have a similar format as Junior Masterchef!

The press release says:

Alice is joined by audience favourite “Kitchen Ninja” (Andy Minh Trieu, Rescue Special Ops, Rake, Tomorrow When the War Began). He works silently and stealth-like to undertake any dangerous task on behalf of the young contestants, like chopping food, dealing with naked flames and a hot stove, as well as being the final word with the judging.

 “I’m thrilled to be hosting Kitchen Whiz. It’s a perfect blend of two of my favourite things in life – food and learning. I’ve loved engaging with the kids, working with Andy and our guest chefs, and have learnt so much from the fantastic support and encouragement of the production team at Ambience and Channel Nine,” says Alice.

Each weekday (7.30am-8.00am) two teams of junior chefs compete in fun, messy tasks as they race around the kitchen to complete a four-course menu and win points and prizes from the Kitchen Ninja – a silent but hilarious master in the art of Ninja quick cooking.

Kitchen Whiz is also launching its first digital app, allowing kids and families to play along with the show as it goes to air, just by entering the unique code word displayed at the start of each episode. Food fans can download recipes, follow celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, answer quiz questions and compete with other viewers for a position on the leader board. The Kitchen Whiz App is available from the iTunes store or the Kitchen Whiz website:

Now hopefully Alice will put out a children’s cookbook as well.

Kitchen Whiz on weekday mornings at 7.30am on GO Channel.


1 Emma { 05.20.13 at 11:59 am }

My kids love the kitchen ninja, although they think it is just another of my cooking shows!

2 Littlepetal { 05.20.13 at 4:49 pm }

I think Alice is perfect for this show.

3 Culinary Boner { 05.20.13 at 5:42 pm }

Raver, Alice’s name is Zaslavsky not Zavlesky.
She grew on me during MCA.

4 Andrea { 05.20.13 at 6:02 pm }

Good luck to Alice, she should do well on this show.

5 JStar { 05.20.13 at 6:51 pm }

Alice! How dare you go mainstream and lose your over-sized 1980s-inspired glasses? That was your thing.

6 Izobel2 { 05.20.13 at 9:18 pm }

JStar my husband talked me into purchasing some oversized red glasses this year, and every time I wear them I tell him I’m wearing my Alice Glasses….

7 JStar { 05.20.13 at 10:54 pm }

Izobel2 – Bet you rock that look. The “Alice through the looking glasses” look.

8 Dr T { 05.21.13 at 1:06 pm }

@aliceinframes was tweeting up a storm during Q&A last night

I reckon Kitchen Ninja could have kept his identity a secret, and become the kitchen version of the Stig