MasterChef Junior

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  • TV-PG
  • 2013
  • 8 Seasons
  • 6.8  (2,675)

MasterChef Junior is an uplifting and inspiring cooking competition show that debuted on Fox in 2013. Based on the hit cooking competition show MasterChef, the junior version follows young, budding chefs aged between 8 and 13 years old as they battle it out in the kitchen to become the ultimate MasterChef Junior.

The show is hosted by renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, who is joined by Christina Tosi and Charlie Ryan as judges. These judges mentor, encourage, and critique the young chefs as they undergo intense culinary challenges.

The show has a unique charm that comes from seeing budding young chefs compete against each other. The contestants are passionate, determined and incredibly talented, and the show helps to showcase their skills in an entertaining and engaging way. Although the show is a competition, the focus is more on the learning experience than on the final outcome.

Throughout the series, the chefs are put through various cooking challenges designed to showcase their skills, creativity, and ability to work under pressure. These tasks are designed to test the young chefs' ability to execute classic recipes, as well as their willingness to experiment and push the boundaries of their culinary skills.

The judges do an excellent job of providing guidance and support to the contestants, offering constructive criticism and tips for improvement. They are also incredibly personable and take the time to get to know the contestants and their unique styles of cooking.

One of the most impressive aspects of the show is the creativity and innovation the contestants bring to their cooking. They are not afraid to experiment with unique flavor combinations or techniques, and it is evident that they have a genuine love for cooking.

The challenges themselves range from cooking a classic American burger to creating a gourmet 3-course meal. The contestants are required to work with a range of ingredients, from classic pantry staples to exotic ingredients that they may have never worked with before.

The show also puts the spotlight on the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. The chefs are allowed to help each other during certain challenges, and it is heartwarming to see them collaborate and support each other through the ups and downs of the competition.

All in all, MasterChef Junior is an incredibly heartwarming and entertaining show that showcases the passion and creativity of young chefs. It is a feel-good show that is perfect for families to watch together, and it is sure to inspire the next generation of chefs. The series will keep you at the edge of your seat, rooting for your favorite contestant, and you'll feel satisfied when you watch them successfully execute the judges' challenging demands. The show offers a mix of entertainment, inspiration and an understanding of what it takes to become an excellent chef.

MasterChef Junior is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (99 episodes). The series first aired on September 27, 2013.

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Junior Edition: The Finale
16. Junior Edition: The Finale
June 23, 2022
The stakes have never been higher in the season finale of MASTERCHEF Junior Edition. The two finalists compete for the best prizes yet: $100,000, brand-new kitchen appliances and a trip to Las Vegas to dine with Gordon Ramsay at his restaurant. With their families and past contestants in the crowd to cheer them on, the two chefs create an entree and dessert that best represent themselves. The chefs face off in two 60-minute challenges to prove they are a MASTERCHEF.
Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale
15. Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale
June 23, 2022
In the road to the finals, host Gordon Ramsay recaps the biggest, most exciting moments of Season Eight. Ramsay counts down with the best bloopers, clips and outtakes of the season.
Junior Edition: The Semi-Final
14. Junior Edition: The Semi-Final
June 14, 2022
The three semi-finalists go head-to-head in front of a live audience with a surprise visit from their loved ones. The chefs have one hour to prepare a dish inspired by their families for each judge.
Junior Edition: WWE Tag Team
13. Junior Edition: WWE Tag Team
June 2, 2022
The four remaining junior chefs pair up with WWE Superstars, who are much more comfortable in the ring. The winning junior receives tickets to a WWE match! In the elimination challenge, the chefs prepare one of Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes. Find out whose dish can live up to the great Gordon Ramsay's.
Junior Edition: Alexander In A Box
12. Junior Edition: Alexander In A Box
June 2, 2022
Masterchef Junior Season One winner Alexander Weiss makes a surprise return, as the chefs are challenged to filet as many fish as they can in 15 minutes. The three chefs who filet the least number of fish will need to create a show-stopping salmon dish to make it to the final four.
Junior Edition: The Restaurant Takeover
11. Junior Edition: The Restaurant Takeover
May 26, 2022
The top six junior chefs put their professional skills to the test during a restaurant takeover at the luxury hotel NoMad in downtown Los Angeles. Executive Chef Rudy Lopez lends his kitchen to the chefs after teaching them how to prepare some of the restaurant's signature dishes.
Junior Edition: Totally Egg-streme!
10. Junior Edition: Totally Egg-streme!
May 19, 2022
This week, the seven remaining junior chefs test their culinary knowledge of different types of eggs and cuts of steak. In 45 minutes, the chefs must create a dish with an egg of their choice, ranging from a tiny quail egg to a giant ostrich egg. The winning chef earns immunity and decides the order in which the other contestants will choose a cut of steak in an Operation-style game. The winner of the steak challenge will get his or her recipe published and win a trip to a cattle ranch.
Junior Edition: The Big Bake Sale
9. Junior Edition: The Big Bake Sale
May 12, 2022
The eight remaining junior chefs split into teams for a bake sale challenge. Gordon, Daphne and Aaron judge four different types of tasty treats on flavor and presentation. Ultimately, one member of the losing team will be going home.
Junior Edition: Jalapeño Business
8. Junior Edition: Jalapeño Business
May 5, 2022
The nine remaining junior chefs create one of the most popular fried, feisty and spicy finger foods.
Junior Edition: Motocross Mayhem
7. Junior Edition: Motocross Mayhem
April 28, 2022
The Top 10 chefs start their engines for the ultimate race of the season, as they head over to a secret destination for their challenge. The strongest communicators are picked as team captains, as they compete to create the best American-style comfort dish for a team of very hungry motorsport racers. Find out who will take home the checkered flag.
Junior Edition: Where's Walnuts?
6. Junior Edition: Where's Walnuts?
April 21, 2022
After facing a nutty Mystery Box challenge, 11 junior chefs compete in a fiery elimination challenge. They also welcome back MASTERCHEF Junior Edition Season Seven winner Che Spiotta.
Junior Edition: Daphne's Baby Shower
5. Junior Edition: Daphne's Baby Shower
April 14, 2022
To celebrate the approaching birth of her baby, judge and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Daphne Oz challenges the remaining 12 young chefs to divide into two teams and create the ultimate savory and sweet balanced meal. The teams must satisfy the cravings of a restaurant full of mothers-to-be or face elimination.
Junior Edition: Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose
4. Junior Edition: Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose
April 7, 2022
Gordon Ramsay's daughter, Matilda "Tilly" Ramsay, joins as a guest judge, as the panel challenges the remaining 13 young home cooks to make one of their favorite treats: donuts. The chefs have 60 minutes to prepare two types of donut holes and display them. Those in the elimination challenge transform ugly, stinky ingredients into a delicious dish.
Junior Edition: All's Fair At Ren Faire
3. Junior Edition: All's Fair At Ren Faire
March 31, 2022
In the first field challenge of the season, the remaining 14 junior chefs split into two teams to prepare a medieval-themed dish for a crowd of lords and ladies. This challenge puts the cooks' teamwork skills to the test, as they prepare a feast for the crowd, who will ultimately vote for the winning team.
Taste It, Make It
2. Taste It, Make It
March 24, 2022
Red, white, or green? Fifteen chefs remain and must join together and collaborate in their groups to create the most show-stopping pizzas in only 20 minutes. Whichever group impresses the three judges the least faces the elimination round. The losing team members then must compete against each other in a totally new challenge -- blindfolded --.
Punch and Munch
1. Punch and Munch
March 17, 2022
It's slimy, it's icky, it's stinky. Sixteen pint-sized chefs from all around the country earn their white aprons and are tasked with their first challenge, a secret item they must use as the star of their dish to cook their way into victory. In only 60 minutes, the cooks must impress the three judges - Chef Gordon Ramsay, Chef Aarón Sánchez and, new to this season, New York Times best-selling cookbook author Daphne Oz.
Where to Watch MasterChef Junior
MasterChef Junior is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch MasterChef Junior on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 27, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (2,675)