Quani Fields of Lawrenceville loves soccer, but he loves cooking more, and that’s one reason he made it to the finale on Season 6 of Fox’s “MasterChef Junior.” Although he’s only 13 years old, Quani is very comfortable in the kitchen. So much so that he’s even created his own baking company, Quani’s Baked Goods, in which he sells cookies, cupcakes, soft pretzels, and more at soccer games and online.
We had the opportunity to meet Quani at our office, where he taught us how to make a Strawberry Mango Trifle Bowl and answered a few questions about his time on the show and his upcoming plans:
Q: What made you want to be a part of “MasterChef Junior”?
I had watched the show a lot and I love to bake, so I wanted to give it a shot.
Q: What was your favorite challenge on the show?
Definitely the challenge where I made my squid ink pasta. It was very scary because it could have been my last challenge, but it is actually what got me through to the finale.
Q: Is there any type of food you wish you had the chance to make this season?
The Tilly Burger looked so cool and fun to make! But although I didn’t get to make it, it was still awesome to get to meet Gordon Ramsay’s daughter.
Q: Was Gordon Ramsay as scary as he seems?
Gordon was actually super nice and helpful! At times he could be a little scary, but he was also really funny!
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