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In this cooking competition series, young chefs compete against one another in a series of culinary challenges. The winner of each challenge is determined by a panel of judges, and the contestants are eliminated one by one until a single winner remains. Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and Aar

Thursday 8:00 PM et/pt on FOX
7 Seasons, 83 Episodes
September 27, 2013
Food, Reality
6.5/10
Cast: Joe Bastianich, Graham Elliot, Gordon Ramsay
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MasterChef Junior Full Episode Guide

  • In the Season 7 finale, the home cooks dish up the best three-course meal of their lives; and the winner, who takes home the trophy and $100,000, is announced.

  • Twenty-four junior home cooks have been whittled down to just the final three, who give their last-ditch efforts to impress the judges with the best three-course meal that they have ever prepared in their young lives.

  • In the season's last mystery box challenge, the remaining contestants receive a surprise taste from home when they are tasked with creating a dish inspired by family. Whoever wins this challenge will immediately earn a spot in the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR finale. Then, in a juicy elimination test, the chef-testant who elevates a secret ingredient with the most finesse and personality will secure his or her spot in the finale.

  • The Top Six junior home cooks tackle the most daunting challenge in MASTERCHEF JUNIOR history when they take over Michelin Star Los Angeles restaurant Mélisse. To rise to the occasion, the teams face an intense environment, hungry guests with high expectations and the wrath of Gordon Ramsay. Find out which team makes it straight into the semifinal and which team will be sent into eliminations.

  • The race to be the next MASTERCHEF JUNIOR shifts into full gear as the Top Eight pair up in the most intense mystery box challenge of the season, in which the chef-testants are challenged to pull off something highly creative and seriously delicious with corn. Only one will win a game-changing advantage that is certain to cause a ruckus in the tapas-themed, tag-team challenge.

  • The Top 10 participate in the season's most crucial team challenge when the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR restaurant opens its doors to a special group of VIP female role models. The team that dishes up the most impressive meal will go straight into the Top 8, but it's going to take more than skill to win over this exclusive group of guests. The losing team will face a Gordon Ramsay masterclass in which they will be tasked with replicating a three-Michelin-star-rated dish.

  • It's a battle to the finish line when the Top 10 are tasked with a pasta race. The home cooks are divided into teams and compete to roll out the longest sheet of pasta as fast as they possibly can. The first team's pasta sheet to make it to the winner's circle will be safe and exempt from a high-stakes elimination test in which éclairs are the dish du jour.

  • The Top 12 are in for a surprise when the kids from Kidz Bop arrive and put their twist on a mystery box challenge, deciding which ingredients the home cooks must craft into an elevated dish full of personality. Only one will win a huge advantage, forever altering his/or/her MASTERCHEF journey in a "blast from the past" elimination test.

  • To make a MASTERCHEF-worthy duck dish, the top 14 junior home cooks must learn to butcher a whole bird, in one of the toughest mystery box challenges yet! Then, with huge stakes at hand, the cooks will work in pairs to make a dozen delectable cupcakes and the winning pair will have their recipe published in the all-new MASTERCHEF JUNIOR COOKBOOK.

  • The Top 16 home cooks face a sticky situation when they are divided into three teams and tasked with a Gordon masterclass

  • In the season's first big team challenge, the top 20 junior home cooks test their leadership and communication skills in a bold carnival-themed competition. As two teams of nine fuel 51 Circus Vargas performers with a delicious lunch, one team prepares seared salmon and the other grills NY strip steak. With at least two contestants on the chopping block, the home cooks must rise to the occasion in a birthday cake pressure challenge to prove their rightful spot.

  • The Top 24 junior home cooks in America arrive in the MASTERCHEF kitchen and are immediately put to the test to prove they can master any challenge thrown their way. These chef-testants begin to learn the importance of teamwork and speed in the kitchen, while facing two sets of eliminations.

  • Chef Gordon Ramsay and chef Aarón Sánchez invite celebrities, their kids and some fan-favorite alumni into the kitchen to show off their culinary skills.

  • Award-winning chef and MASTERCHEF host Gordon looks back at his favorite moments from this season, and charts the extraordinary journey this talented group of junior home cooks has taken.

  • The final three contestants carry on cooking their 3-course meal. In the end, only one will be crowned the winner and receive a check for $100,000.

  • After a season's worth of challenges that tested the cooking abilities of young contestants from across the nation, only three junior home cooks remain.

  • The remaining junior home cooks prepare dishes inspired by their grandmothers.

  • The junior chefs cook for 30 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR alumni at a pop-up restaurant. The losing team will head back to the MASTERCHEF kitchen for a pressure test designed by Season Five winner Jasmine Stewart.

  • The remaining home cooks create their own unique dishes but must use one common ingredient

  • The Top 12 have just 15 minutes to make as many eggs benedict dishes as they can. Later, they must prepare one of the most difficult egg dishes of all time.

  • The remaining junior chef-testants have 45 minutes to create dishes inspired by their families using farm fresh ingredients.

  • The junior home cooks split into two teams and take over the kitchen at an upscale hotel in Los Angeles, where they will be in charge of running room service during breakfast for guests at the hotel.

  • The junior chefs split up into pairs and have to decorate and frost as many specialty donuts as they can in just 10 minutes, all while being tied by the ankle to their partner! Later in the kitchen, Gordon Ramsay's daughter, Matilda, gives the contestants a masterclass on how to make her version of a hamburger and French fries. Then, the junior chefs must do their best to replicate it before the judges determine who will be sent home.

  • In this week's mystery box challenge, the junior home cooks must craft desserts using natural sweeteners in place of sugar. The winner will receive a sweet surprise and have his or her signature recipe featured in Family Circle magazine! Later, in an intense elimination challenge, each young cooks must prepare a dish inspired by his her family's heritage. It is then up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.

  • The Top 20 face their toughest team challenge yet: preparing lunch service for a wedding of 75 guests. Both sides will be cooking racks of lamb and pan-seared halibut, and it will be up to the judges to decide which team wins and who from the losing team will head home.

  • The Top 22 split up into teams and must prepare as many perfect-looking milkshakes as they can in just 10 minutes. The winning teams will be safe from elimination and one unlucky judge will get a sweet surprise! Then, the rest of the junior cooks will each have to put their own personal twist on a classic chicken-and-waffles dish. It is then up to the judges to decide who stays and goes home.

  • The Top 24 face their first mystery box challenge of the season, during which they must cook dishes using ingredients that start with each letter of the alphabet. The winner receives a huge advantage in the elimination challenge. Later, the contestants must prove their technical skills as they are tasked with crafting a French classic

  • The boys must prepare the perfect chicken breast dish.

  • 40 junior home cooks come to Los Angeles, ready to compete. The junior home cooks are split up into two groups

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