Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-off pits kid chefs against each other in a competition that will net the eventual winner cash and a web show of his or her own. The contestants are put through a series of challenges that test not only their culinary skills but also their ability to handle pressure, to work together, and to think on their feet. Even though things don't always go perfectly, there's always something to be learned by the process. Ray and the guest hosts are positive mentors, offering advice and helpful feedback in an encouraging manner. Even if your kids aren't foodies themselves, they will enjoy watching these impressive chefs in action, and it's a good reminder that if you set your mind to something, anything is possible.
It's a reality competition in which up-and-coming culinary masters face off in a series of cooking challenges moderated and judged by professional chef and TV personality Rachael Ray and her guest hosts. Eight kids ranging in age from 11 to 13 roll up their sleeves and get to work under Ray's watchful eye, preparing some of their signature dishes and creating new ones on the fly to complete timed tasks presented by the hosts. One competitor is eliminated each week, culminating in the crowning of a Kids Cook-Off Champion, who wins a cash prize and the rights to a web series.