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On the heels of an ex­cit­ing first episode, the Ju­nior Chefs traded in the rus­tic Plant Grow Eat farm in Babon­neau for the lux­u­ri­ous Cap Mai­son Re­sort in Cap Es­tate. The chal­lenge was to cre­ate a main course with frog legs and mango which left some of the con­tes­tants hop­ping around in a frenzy to cre­ate a qual­ity dish.

After a shop­ping spree for all the in­gre­di­ents needed for the next chal­lenge at GL food mar­ket, the of­fi­cial pro­vi­sion­ing sup­plier of Jr Chefactor, the con­tes­tants were taken to the re­sort on­board the lux­ury SUVs from Trim Air Char­ter ser­vices. Set atop an ocean front bluff over­look­ing the Caribbean Sea, Cap Mai­son Re­sort & Spa is a five star bou­tique ho­tel of­fer­ing ul­tra mod­ern lux­u­ries with two well known restau­rants, “The Cliff at Cap” and “The Naked Fish­er­man”.

Although frog legs is a well known del­i­cacy in France and Asia, the young chefs had never cooked or seen frog legs be­fore and in the end, two very tal­ented chefs, Robert George and Aaron Pas­cal handed in their knives and aprons and went home.

Ac­cord­ing to Chef Craig, Ex­ec­u­tive Chef at Cap Mai­son and judge on the panel for Jr Chefactor Caribbean, ‘the chal­lenge wasn’t too harsh but re­ally meant to get the young chefs out of their com­fort zone and en­cour­age them to cre­ate a dish with in­gre­di­ents like frogs legs which is a del­i­cacy’. This was not their best week although Edna Butcher emerged with the win­ning dish of the night pre­par­ing a plan­tain gratin with frog legs dusted with lo­cal co­coa.

With the num­bers almost slashed, what will the next mys­tery in­gre­di­ent be? Who will see his or her Jr Chefactor jour­ney end? Find out who gets the chop on the next episode Sun­day Novem­ber 23, 7pm on Choice TV with re­peat episodes ev­ery Thurs­days at 10pm. Or sim­ply catch it on www.

JR Chefactor Caribbean is a re­al­ity show where nine con­tes­tants be­tween the ages of 16 and 21 years, com­pete in a cook off with weekly elim­i­na­tions, un­til one is crowned, Jr. Chefactor Caribbean.

One of the dishes uses frog legs pre­pared

by the ju­nior chefs on the show.

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