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Brooklyn kids compete to be 'Master Chef Junior' on FOX

Tonight, the cook count will drop from 40 to 20 after the first challenge.

Brooklyn, stand up!

The borough of BK will be represented tonight on the newest season of “Master Chef Junior” on Fox as the world watches fourth grader Donovan and 10-year-old Cydney pull out their adult-sized skills and put them to the test against other chefs ages 8 to 13.

Donovan, a student at BASIS Independent Brooklyn has been cooking since he was three-years-old, his father told the school’s blog.

“I've always been really interested in cooking Asian food, exploring unique flavor profiles and experimenting with exotic ingredients,” the science and Mandarin-loving student said. “I love the feeling of discovering something really new and unique, like a rare spice or difficult to find seasonal fruit or vegetable. Since the show ended, I've been really focused on developing my pastry and cake decorating skills.”

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Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Christina Tosi will also welcome Cydney as one of the 40 contestants. The season premiere will begin with the mini chefs split into four groups with each group preparing a “distinct signature dish,” Parade reported.

Only 20 junior chefs — two from each group — will be left after tonight’s show and will move forward in their quest for a “Master Chef” white apron and the chance to compete for the trophy and the $100,000 grand prize.

Along the way, the kids will face challenges from former first lady Michelle Obama, preparing a meal for 50 first responders, embarking on the show’s first vegan challenge and cooking for Julie Bowen of “Modern Family.”

Season five begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET and will run through the summer. You can follow Donovan’s and Cydney’s journeys through their Instagram accounts.

 
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