Monday, January 25, 2016

Man vs. Child : Chef Showdown will Premiere in Asia at Lifetime (Astro Ch 709)

A new cooking competition series featuring pint-sized prodigies taking on culinary veterans will premier in Asia on Tuesday, 26 January at 7pm at A+E Networks Lifetime (Astro Ch 709). It will feature America's most talented young chefs against the very people they look up to i.e. professionally-trained adult chefs, most of whom have been cooking longer than their challengers have been alive. Here I am with my Little Angels to greet and meet-up with Estie, who is just 8 years old, performing her first live cooking demonstration in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid on 16 January 2016.

The 13-episode series follows a team of five up-and-coming child cooking wunderkinds i.e. Estie (8), Dylan (11), Emmalee (12), Cloyce (13) and Holden (14) who face off against a different executive-level chef each week for bragging rights which was hosted by chef and television personality, Adam Gertler.
Chef Estie got the help from the Emcee, Azura to prepared the dish
There are 3 rounds of cooking set to test the competitors' abilities and mastery in the kitchen from making sausages from scratch to preparing the perfect omelette in each episode. The kids got to nominate a team-mate to face off against the expert in each challenge.
Chef Estie selecting her ingredients to cook
For the first two rounds, resident judges and commentators (chef-restaurateur Mike Isabella and private chef to the starts, Alia Zaine) will taste the dishes to determine which chef has created the most delicious and inventive plate. 
Chef Estie controlling the heat of her cooking pan with Signature Kitchen
The winner of each of the first 2 events will be awarded an advantage in the next round which includes preventing their competitor from tasting their food as they prepare it and forcing them to take a ten-minute break during the allotted cooking time.
All the audiences could see how Chef Estie cooked her salmon fish from the big tv screen
The final round will feature a blind taste-test by a world-renowned master chef such as Hubert Keller and Ludo Lefebvre that will determine the ultimate winner. Is it the professionals or the youthful contenders.
Audiences and fans of Chef Estie at Sunway Pyramid. A lady took 6 hours drive just to meet her 
In the series premiere, aptly titled "Don't Under-ESTIE-mate Her", the youngest Chef on the show, then eight-year old Estie Kung, whips up a Korean fried chicken dish with kimchi mayonnaise and a gochujang gastrique. The precocious Kung, who is half-Chinese and has been cooking since age three, will visit Asia as part of a promotional tour for the show's launch on Lifetime, which will include press, trade and consumer events.
Chef Estie show off her dish that cooked that day, Salmon in Mayonnaise
Child prodigies and cooking competition shows prove their popularity on Lifetime, It is a wholesome entertainment for the entire family in a region where people are passionate about their food.
Chef Estie's salmon looks delicious
Michele Schofield, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production, A+E Networks Asia said "We're launching our '#JustAKid' campaign in celebration of children on Lifetime. Our aim is to showcase exceptional kids who prove that what young ones lack in experience, they make up for with creativity and enthusiasm. If given the chance, children will usually exceed expectations of grown-ups".
My Little Angels had the opportunity to tried the salmon cooked by Chef Estie
Will raw talent and imagination prove to be enough to years of training and decades of experience ? To know the answer, then tune in every Tuesday at 7pm (with a primetime repeat at 10pm) to watch these talented minors square off with their more experienced opponents and witness a culinary revolution in the making.
After the cooking demonstration, the Emcee, Azura introduce some of local favourites to Chef Estie to try on
Chef Estee had tried nasi lemak, kuih, cendol, lei chee kang and of course our favourite durian
Her response once had a bite of durian. Ha ha ha...
Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown follows on the heels of successful hits on Lifetime including MasterChef Asia, Child Genius, Amazing Race Australia and Married at First Sight.
Chef Estie with her young and beautiful Mom, who was always there to support her cooking passion
Me and my Little Angels were amaze how a little girl who is just 8 years old able to cut and cook a delicious dish in front of so many audiences. She is a really talented cooker and a child who is brave enough to accept the challenge to fight with those Master Chef who is much older than her. I wish her best of luck and definitely will agreed that Chef Estie will become a very famous Master Chef when she grows up. 
My Little Angel, WH who is older than Chef Estie by a year. Hope he can become a Chef like her one day and Mommy Jane can save times and energy on cooking already. Ha ha ha...






28 comments:

  1. nice event, little chef so cute. nice pic of WH and her :D

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    1. Sherry, she is really talented and I love the photo too.

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  2. wow i feel so guilty now, coz i cant cook at all :P glad to see so many young chefs too.

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    1. Fish, no need to feel guilty as I don't really cook too. Ha ha ha...

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  3. So cute leh Estie! Must catch the show few days later on TV.

    http://www.ranechin.com/

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    1. Rane, we look forward to her show too.

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  4. It's amazing what this little girl can do. So cute!

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    1. Merryn, indeed she is. A talented girl.

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  5. I am soooo impressed by Estie... I can't cook like her....

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  6. Estie is such a cutie and she can cook! Perhaps can become your daughter in law someday Jane. Hehehe

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    1. Rawlins, if she become my DIL, then save my times in cooking too. Ha ha ha...

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  7. Its amazing that at such a young age, she can cook so well. Time to brush up on my cooking skills. haha

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  8. wow so geng so young can cook d...

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    1. Cindy, she is indeed a talented girl in cooking.

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  9. She is so talented. I can't cook like this even though I am 25 already.. =3=

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  10. wow! so cute all the little kids as chef :) Most of them seems a better chef that myself, ha..ha...shame...shame for me :P
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Sienny, no worries as I can't cook too. Ha ha ha...

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  11. This is fun and interesting. I like when we have children talents.

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    1. Kelly, really interesting as at her age, I don't think I dare to let my children to hold even a knife.

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  12. the little girl is too cute, it makes me wanna make my kids cook now

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    1. Leona, give birth to another baby girl then. Ha ha ha...

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  13. Chef Estie is really talented, I was so amazed with her cooking every time I watch the show :)

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    1. Ivy, I was impress with her cooking skill too.

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  14. Oh what fun! The little girl is really cute - and she looked like she had such a great time <3

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    1. Pen, she is really cute and talented too.

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