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Toronto, 24 October 2017 – Family Channel’s got the perfect recipe for family entertainment with the series premiere of Top Chef Jr. Debuting Tuesday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the reality cooking show features 12 young chefs as they face off in a variety of culinary challenges. Hosted by Vanessa Lachey (Dancing with the Stars) and celebrity chef Curtis Stone, the elimination-style competition allows kid contestants to show off their incredible cooking abilities and love for food, while vying for the coveted title of “Top Chef Jr.” and the chance to win $50,000. Following the premiere, families can tune in every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, to see these pint-size chefs serve up full size fun – and try not to burn down the kitchen!

man and woman with a group of kids in white chef's coats

Top Chef Jr. premieres Tuesday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Family. For more images, please visit DHX Television’s media centre.

Cooking up delicious creations is as easy as pie for the 12 “cheftestants” featured on Top Chef Jr. Each week, competitors take part in Quick Fire challenges, where they must cook a dish in under an hour that meets the judge’s requests, before moving on to the Elimination Challenge. In this high-stakes round, the chefs prepare one or more dishes to meet set requirements, which are usually complex and require more time to execute. After the judges taste each dish, they declare a winner and name the eliminated contestant, who then must pack up their knives and go home.

The 12 Top Chef Jr. finalists were chosen out of 217 applicants (ages nine through 14) and 50 in-home auditions. While the series features brand new, age-appropriate challenges, fans of the original Top Chef TV series can also expect to see some of their favourites, including “Restaurant Wars” and “Conveyor Belt,” as well as “Quick Fires,” team challenges, field trips around Los Angeles, and of course – eliminations! In addition to his duties as host, Curtis Stone also serves as Head Judge, and will be joined by Top Chef alums Gail Simmons, Richard Blais and Michael Voltaggio.

Hungry for more? New episodes of Top Chef Jr. will be available on The Family Channel App beginning November 7 at 9 p.m. ET, and served up on Family OnDemand starting November 8. Those looking to learn more about the series, contestants and its hosts, can dash over to

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About DHX Television DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange


For additional information, please contact:

Carolyn Biskup Communications Coordinator – DHX Television 416.977.7290

Joanna Landsberg Manager, Communications – DHX Television 416.977.7458


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