Many children consider dining out a welcome break from Mom’s home cooking, but for 10-year-old Eli Knauer, it’s all part of the job. As creator of the Baltimore-based blog Adventures of a Koodie, Knauer reviews local restaurants and awards them one to five stars for their kid-friendliness and food quality. “I look for the juiciness in meat, the gooeyness in cheese, and the sweetness in dessert,” he says. “But the first thing I look at is the surroundings. Is it a clean place? Is it a kid-friendly place?”
Gourmet Live‘s Kelly Senyei caught up with the youngest crop of culinary stars-in-training. Download the free Gourmet Live app to meet five 9- to 19-year-olds who are making waves in the world of food.