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13-year-old Austin chef nabs spot on popular Food Network show

13-year-old Austin chef nabs spot on popular Food Network show

Chef Jack Crabb Chopped Jr Food Network television show November 2015
The 13-year-old Jack Crabb can be seen on an upcoming episode of Chopped Junior. Photo courtesy of Food Network

What happens when you invite a bunch of teens into a fully stocked kitchen? Whereas most youngsters would head for the microwave, the kids competing in Food Network's newest television show head straight for the pots and pans.

Chopped Junior is the newest addition to the Food Network's popular Chopped franchise, a competitive cooking show where participating chefs are judged on the dishes they create using mystery ingredients. For Chopped Junior, replace successful chefs and restaurant owners with aspiring cooks ages 9 to 15 years old. 

Enter Jack Crabb, a 13-year-old Austinite who refers to himself as a "mad professor in the kitchen." On an upcoming episode of Chopped Junior, Crabb will go knife-to-knife with like-minded youngsters in a fun culinary battle.

A sneak peek at the show reveals a wide range of interesting ingredients, including beet hummus, shrimp, milkshakes, and yogurt. Crabb will need to creatively use each ingredient to impress judges Elizabeth Chambers, Amanda Freitag, and Lee Anne Wong.

Will Crabb win the $10,000 grand prize and bring yet another culinary title to Austin? Tune in to Food Network on Tuesday, November 10 at 7 pm to find out.