What Do You Want To Be When You GROW UP?
Maybe a doctor, a singer, a lawyer, a firefighter, a designer, or even an astronaut! When thinking about this question, the sky should be limit. the
While some professions may seem like they can only be developed later in life, passion and talent have no age barriers. Culinary arts is a craft that typically takes years to perfect, however recently, kid chefs have been proving that age is simply a number in the kitchen.
These kid culinary experts not only already know the answer to the aforementioned question,
they are becoming what they want to be when they grow up before they even grow up. With shows on The Food Network and Cooking Channel as well as the boom of Tasty and Tip Hero videos on social media, gourmet chef-hood is in reach for all! But these little chefs take it to the next level.
Perhaps the most famous of her peers,
Kid Chef Eliana is known a amongst her hundreds of social media followe followers, famous TV personalities such as Wendy Williamsas Wendy Williams, and ha has even been praised by the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods’ Andrew Zimmern. Her recent appearance on Chopped has launched her start to becoming a cooking legend!
Braeden Mannering uses his culinary skills to “pay it forward.”
Just over a year ago, Mannering received a call from a White House representative sharing a personal invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama to attend the State of the Union Address to be recognized for his work in his community. However, attending such dinners was no new task for Mannering. It was just 5 years prior that he attended the “Kids State Dinner” and was inspired to begin his own nonprofit called Brae’s Brown Bags. The organization uses Mannering’s skills to build lunches for children living with food insecurity and educating audiences on the truth of childhood hunger.
Further proving that age is nothing more than a number is kid chef and Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off Winner Scarlettt teyear ago, this Smorynski.
Just about one undiscovered talent quicklykly found herself serving up her best dishes to the likes of Chopped champions, top chefs, and world famous food mentors. After going head to head with other tiny chefs, Smorynski was crowned winner which came with some pretty lofty prizes, host of her own web series “This Cali Kid Can Cook,” and $20,000 to be used towards her education! Scarlett continues to make her mark on the food industry with her signature Cali cuisine which is a melting pot of fresh foods from various areas of the state and influenced by many different cultures. DT