Sabrina Richard and I am an 11 year old from Indianapolis. I fell in love with cooking because I first watched the movie "Julie & Julia" with my family when I was about 7. I learned about Julia Child who taught me "If you can read, you can cook." Well, I could read, so I could learned how to cook.
I realized I was really talented in the kitchen and my mom jokes "I was quickly relegated to dish duty" because I was creating dishes including Dill Salmon, Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops and soon Thanksgiving dinner for my entire extended family. Eventually, by age 9 I set my goal of being on Food Network. Now that I am 11, I am a contestant on
Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off!
Because I love Julia Child, I often create food with a French inspiration including Champagne Chicken, Paille et de Foin, Coq Au Vin and Julia’s most famous dish, Boeuf Bourguignon. (I hope you're reading this with Juuuuulia's beautiful accent).
Outside the kitchen I spend my time at Girl Scouts (I sell lots and lots —like thousands of boxes of cookies), working at a cool historical museum named Conner Prairie and going to school. They helped me with my skills on Food Network by building my confidence, public speaking ability and cooking techniques.
In Food Network's series
Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off, eight kid chefs put their cooking skills to the test as they compete for a $20,000 culinary scholarship and their own web series on FoodNetwork.com. The competitors are tested with cooking challenges and video presence as they attempt to impress host (and their teacher) Rachael Ray. Each week new guest judges add to the pressure of the competition, including Sunny Anderson, Robert Irvine and Alex Guarnaschelli.
The kids range in age from 9 to 12 and include various culinary backgrounds from Southern Comfort Food, to California Fresh, to French Cuisine. Each week 1 contestant will be eliminated to decide who will win the scholarship and web series.