Lawrenceville boy, 11, shows culinary talents on ‘MasterChef Junior’
by Trevor McNaboe
Though he’s just 11, Quani Fields is very comfortable in the kitchen, so much so that he’s started his own business venture selling baked goods. Thanks to those culinary skills, the Lawrenceville resident has added another line to his resume — TV star.
You can see Fields in action tonight, cooking in front of world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay on the Fox show “MasterChef Junior.” It’s a dream come true for the Creekland Middle School student, who last week was one of 12 boys, and 24 contestants overall, to make the cut.
“It was really cool when I found out that I made it,” Fields said. “I was really excited to make it to the next round. I want to keep making better things.”
“MasterChef Junior” is a cooking show hosted by Ramsay that begins with 40 constestants between the ages of 8 and 13. Each week the field is pared down as the young chefs compete against each other.