Michele H (presumably my cousin) told me first: there's going to be a Top Chef Junior show. I can't find any reference to it on Bravo's Web site but it's all over the internet -- just Google it.
Will I be a cooking contest stage mom and push my son to try out?
Won't suggest it. Won't ALLOW it.
I love Top Chef, but I can't imagine the format translating to something that would be a positive experience for kids. In fact, I can't recall my kids ever watching Bravo -- I watch Top Chef after they are in bed.
If my kids were in their later years of high-school, gung-ho about cooking, and eying culinary school? Maybe.
And I'll certainly watch it ... as long as I feel like they aren't too hard on those kids. Bravo had better be careful.