MasterChef Junior Season 6 Cade Ortego
Cade Ortego has his food judged by Gordon Ramsay in MasterChef Junior, Season 6 by Photo Credit: Erica Parise

The following is an excerpt from the Hattiesburg American newspaper about my upcoming experience on MasterChef Junior…

When Lissa Ortego gets a grocery list from her 12-year-old son Cade, she usually can’t believe her eyes. The ingredients don’t look like something that would come from a pre-teen.

“When Cade sends you a shopping list for dinner, I just have to laugh and think, ‘Is this really a kid?'” she said. “He has a Southern comfort, Cajun flair.”

Cade’s shopping lists may be a bit advanced, but so are his cooking skills. The Oak Grove Middle School seventh-grader will make his television debut Friday night as one of 40 contestants on the new season of “MasterChef Junior.”

“I always knew how to cook,” Cade said. “My dad’s side of the family are all great cooks.

Read the full Hattiesburg American story here