Complete Full Details Contestants/Participants - Star Plus's Junior MasterChef - Swaad Ke Ustaad 2013
Nostalgia time for judges of Junior Masterchef
The kids on the show reminded the three judges of the time that they too were kids!
At the launch of Amul presents Junior MasterChef - Swaad Ke Ustaad on Star Plus, the three judges were at their nostalgic best. The series this season which will see children entering the territory assumed to be for adults has Chef Vikas Khanna, Chef Kunal Kapoor and Chef Surjan Singh Jolly as the celebrity judges on the show.
While the show will see junior participants in the age category of 8 to 12 years, the three judges themselves remembered that they had their first brush with cooking when they were very much into their teens.
"For me, it was a lesson from my dad," says Chef Kunal Kapoor, "My dad would cook every weekend and make me sit and stir the pot while he would add the spices and other ingredients. So I got my first training through him as he told me about which spice and masala would go into the dish and how it would enhance the flavor. Then when I think I was 15-16 years old I made tea on my own and that was my first cooking experience."
Chef Surjan Singh Jolly went into a flashback mode as he answered this query, "I remember the first dish that I cooked was kheer and I was almost 16 years old then. Now when I look at these kids I am amazed as they are all in the 8 to 12 year old category and I am stunned when I see them baking and cooking lovely dishes. I learned all this only when I joined a professional course so I must say that they are more ready and confident then what I was at their age."
For Chef Vikas Khanna, it was the all-time difficult roti that he remembers making for the first time, "My dadi had taken me to the Golden temple and there I first attempted to make rotis which was a difficult proposition then and still is for me."
All the three chefs are highly impressed with the talent that the kids participating in the show possess and think that it will be an inspiring platform for these little minds.
Now its time for 'Junior Masterchef Swaad Ke Ustaad'
It’s time for the kids to take over the kitchen!
Master Chef, a brand in culinary talent, has been an inspiring platform for so many passionate and driven adults in the country. And now hot on the heels of three successful seasons of Master Chef India comes the first ever season that tests the s****s of young minds with Amul presents Junior Master Chef - Swaad Ke Ustaad. This will be the first time on Indian television that children will be seen in the kitchen and entering a territory assumed to be owned by adults.
Armored with the spatula, pans and aprons these children can probably cook better than many of us. Catch them amaze you with their food play of fancy
gourmet dishes, exotic desserts, rich Indian food and unlimited entertainment on Junior Master Chef starting August 17th every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 pm only on STAR Plus. So far you've seen young talent sing, dance and act but Junior Master Chef is the first to have extended the platform to kids, giving them an opportunity to showcase their innate cooking talent. In fact, the notorious bunch participating are nothing short of little culinary marvels and kitchen prodigies. These stars will churn out dishes with flamboyance; their plates will be a work of art and their knowledge no less than a food scientist. As they walk in from different cultures, food habits and walks of life… viewers will witness a perfect amalgamation of great food stirred up with a riot of laughter and fun.
Talking about the show, Nikhil Madhok, Sr. Vice President - Marketing, STAR Plus India said, "STAR Plus has always been true to its philosophy – Rishta Wohi Soch Nayi. With Junior MasterChef, this ideology is exemplified. We are giving young cooking enthusiasts a reality show platform but in a whole new avatar.
For the first time, kids will be challenged in a cooking competition and seen entering a territory that was once meant only for adults. You will be amazed with their talent and knowledge on the subject. With this set of young champs stepping out of the playground to take over the kitchen you can only expect the unexpected!
Being produced by Colosceum Media Pvt Ltd., the children will belong in the age group of 8 to 12 years, other than that the format of the show will remain same as MasterChef India – nothing will be made easier! Chefs Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapoor and Surjan Singh Jolly will be the celebrity judges on the show, and they will expect nothing less than perfect, well-executed and delicious dishes. So who said kids can't cook?
These little chefs are going to create nothing less than a storm in the MasterChef Kitchen! Expect lots of new energy, innocent battles and be prepared to see some spectacularly stunning s****s on display by these tiny tots.
Breaking the conventional path of vocational driven education, STAR Plus provides this opportunity to the small wonders to shine and amaze the world with their culinary s****s and possibly drive their passion into a rewarding career. While Amul is the presenting sponsor for the show, Fiona, Pigeon and Yippee Noodles are associate sponsors.
Get ready for the ultimate cook off starting August 17th as the nanhe pataake battle it out to impress judges and the audiences with their enthusiasm and culinary potential, every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 pm only on STAR Plus!
Chef Become Kids on Junior Masterchef!
Chefs enjoy playing with children on ‘Junior Masterchef.’ Meanwhile chef Ripu Daman Handa also joins the team of ‘Junior Masterchef’. Read on to know more…
It seems the judges of STAR Plus' brand new show' Junior Masterchef Swaad ke Ustaad' are having a ball of a time while shooting with the contestants. Chef Vikas Khanna, Chef Kunal Kapur and Chef Soorajan Sing Jolly who are the judges on the show have often been caught playing on the sets of the show.
While the judges are surprised, with talent that these young chefs are showcasing, the unit is also shocked how the chefs are often caught playing on the show. Yes you read it right; since the set has various children friendly toys and props, very often the chefs are caught playing with them.
When contacted Chef Kunal Kapur he confirmed the news and said, "We all had last played with these toys when we were kids and now we have again got access to them on this set. It has totally taken me back to my childhood and has again awakened the kid in me!"
Also to add on, during the auditions of 'Junior Masterchef Swaad Ke Ustaad' most of the contestants requested to meet Masterchef Season 3 winner Ripu Handa. In fact there was one such contestant who refused to give audition until the Chef makes her speak to Ripu.
This is not all when the judges asked the contestants who was their inspiration most of the children took Chef Ripu Daman Handa's name.
It seems the winner of MasterChef Season 3, Ripu Handa has already got a huge fan following not only amongst youngsters but also within children.
When quizzed Ripu on this, he said, "It was really an overwhelming experience to get a call from a fan and that too my youngest. I am really lucky and now feel responsible that so many people look up to me. Masterchef has made me a celebrity overnight and now I am looking forward to see this talented bunch create a food fiesta."
Watch out for 'Junior Masterchef Swaad ke Ustaad' on Star Plus at 9pm on 17 August 2013.
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