MasterChef Junior

2013
TV-PG
Rating
Eligible
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Season 8 episodes (17)

1 Junior Edition: Punch and Munch
3/17/22
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.
2 Junior Edition: Taste It, Make It
3/24/22
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.
3 Junior Edition: All's Fair at Ren Faire
3/31/22
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.
4 Junior Edition: Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose
4/7/22
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.
5 Junior Edition: Daphne's Baby Shower
4/14/22
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.
6 Junior Edition: Where's Walnuts?
4/22/22
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.
7 Junior Edition: Motocross Mayhem
4/28/22
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.
8 Junior Edition: Jalapeño Business
5/5/22
The nine remaining junior chefs create one of the most popular fried, feisty and spicy finger foods.
9 Junior Edition: The Big Bake Sale
5/12/22
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.
10 Junior Edition: Totally Egg-streme!
5/19/22
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.
11 Junior Edition: The Restaurant Takeover
5/26/22
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. The junior chefs must work together under the pressure and intensity of the kitchen to deliver the usual quality of the restaurant to a packed dining room of guests who have no idea the chefs are kids. The judges decide whose performance lands them in the top five.
12 Junior Edition: Alexander in a Box
6/2/22
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.
13 Junior Edition: WWE Tag Team
6/2/22
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.
14 Junior Edition: The Semi-Final
6/14/22
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. The two chefs who manage to overcome the added pressure of the live audience will move on to the finals.
15 MasterChef Junior: The Road to the Finale
6/23/22
In the road to the MASTERCHEF Junior Edition 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.
16 Junior Edition: The Finale
6/23/22
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.
101 MasterChef Junior First Look
2/24/22
MasterChef Junior is back with Gordan Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and new judge Daphne OZ. The challenges are bigger and the kids bring tons of talent to the table.

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A new culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook, with the winner receiving a $100,000 prize.

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