Cooking for kids can be a tricky task, especially if you have a picky eater. So, we decided to challenge a professional chef vs. a mother of two to see who could make a better meal and win the kid's hearts... or should I say stomachs?
Our first contestant reppin' the moms was Hannah, a mother of two who constantly cooks for her family, but has never taken a cooking class.
Competing against Hannah was Steven Fretz, the executive chef of The Church Key in Los Angeles.
The panel judging Hannah and Chef Steven's (hopefully) tasty dishes were Justin (9), Andrew (25), and Kai (6).
The catch? The contestants would have to include every kid's worst nightmare in their dish... spinach.
And the kids were NOT excited about it.
It's go time! The contestants had 30 minutes to prepare their dishes.
Chef Steven decided to try and mask the spinach flavor with two kid favorites: Cheese and pasta.
While Hannah took a risk by leaving the green color and trying to design a Minecraft-inspired breakfast...
After 30 minutes, time was up!
Hannah's Minecraft inspired breakfast was first up for judging!
The playfulness of the dish was definitely a hit with the kids.
Next up, it was time to see how our professional chef did.
And while his cheesy pasta dish was delicious, he didn't get as creative with masking the spinach.
But there can only be one winner....
And Hannah takes the first win for Mom Vs. Chef, bringing pride to moms everywhere!!!
Hannah's Minecraft Recipe:
Chef Steven's Penne Pasta “Alfredo” with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese: