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Long Island cook on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’

Lauryn Mitchell, 10, of Center Moriches competes for

Lauryn Mitchell, 10, of Center Moriches competes for the $10,000 prize on "Chopped Junior'' on July 5. Credit: Michelle Mitchell

Tune in July 5 to The Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” to see Center Moriches rising fifth-grader Lauryn Mitchell, 10, compete for the $10,000 prize.

“I’m excited that I get to see myself and how they edit it,” says Lauryn, who filmed the episode in New York City in February. “I’m having a viewing party with a couple of friends and family.”

On each episode of the show, four young cooks compete, and are eliminated one by one after cooking an appetizer round, a main course round and a dessert round. Lauryn couldn’t give away in advance what she cooks on the show, but some of her favorite things to prepare are steak and burgers stuffed with cheese.

“I wanted to do this because I followed after my sister’s footsteps,” says Lauryn, whose older sister, Kayla, 13, appeared on “Master Chef Junior” in 2014.

The hourlong show is on at 8 p.m.

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