As an award-winning chef, TV personality, and cookbook author, Aarón Sánchez has made a significant mark on the culinary industry one dish at a time. From hosting the Emmy-nominated series Taco Trip to serving as a judge on Chopped and MasterChef, Sánchez has an extensive history of sharing his food insights with the world.
Now, the celebrity chef is continuing to pay his knowledge forward as a judge on the eighth season of MasterChef Junior, which premieres on FOX tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Under the mentorship of Sánchez, Gordon Ramsay, and Daphne Oz, 16 young chefs between the ages of eight and 13 will compete for the title of MasterChef Junior, taking home the coveted trophy and $100,000 in prize money.
I’m just excited about this crop of kids that we have. I think they’re super dynamic, very different personalities,” Sánchez says in an exclusive interview with Eat This, Not That! “And they really show a great fabric of what the diversity of our beautiful country is all about.”
Whether you’re an established chef or still honing your cooking skills, one thing is for sure: there’s always room to grow. And Sánchez knows a thing or two about setting yourself up for success in the kitchen. Read on to discover the chef’s go-to cooking tips, and for more, check out 16 Celebs Share How They Make Oatmeal.