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MasterChef Junior Season 8: Release Date Set for 2023 on FOX

Are you ready to witness the culinary talents of our little culinary prodigies once again? Get your aprons on and sharpen those knives because MasterChef Junior Season 8 is coming back to our screens in 2023! This deliciously exciting cooking competition, airing on FOX, never fails to amaze us with the incredible skills of these young chefs. From their mouth-watering creations to their infectious enthusiasm, MasterChef Junior always leaves us hungry for more!

A New Season Filled with Young Culinary Wonders

Get ready to be amazed by a fresh batch of young chefs as MasterChef Junior Season 8 takes the culinary world by storm. These pint-sized prodigies will prove that age is just a number when it comes to creating extraordinary dishes. From the moment they step into the iconic MasterChef kitchen, these talented youngsters will face a series of intense challenges that will put their skills to the test. As they battle against the clock and each other, they will showcase their creativity and passion for food, leaving the judges and viewers in awe.

An Unforgettable Culinary Experience for Viewers

MasterChef Junior Season 8 promises to deliver an unforgettable culinary experience for viewers of all ages. This heartwarming and inspiring show goes beyond the kitchen, showcasing the determination, teamwork, and resilience of these young chefs. As they face pressure-cooker situations, their smiles never fade, and their love for cooking shines through. Each episode will be filled with laughter, surprises, and mouth-watering dishes that will leave you craving for more. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure that will both entertain and inspire you!

MasterChef Junior Season 8 is set to ignite our screens with its release date in 2023 on FOX. The show continues to captivate audiences worldwide with its delightful combination of talent and passion. From the first episode to the last, it will be an exciting rollercoaster ride, showcasing the remarkable culinary skills of these young chefs. So, mark your calendars and get ready to be amazed by the wonders that MasterChef Junior Season 8 will bring. Let the countdown begin!

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Junior Edition: The Finale Jun 23, 2022

The two finalists must create an entrée and dessert that best represent themselves.

Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale Jun 23, 2022

Gordon Ramsay recaps some of the biggest moments of Season 8 of "MasterChef: Junior Edition."

Junior Edition: The Semi-Final Jun 14, 2022

The three semifinalists go head-to-head with a surprise visit from their loved ones.

Junior Edition: WWE Tag Team Jun 2, 2022

In the elimination challenge, the chefs prepare one of Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes.

Junior Edition: Alexander in a Box Jun 2, 2022

Alexander Weiss guest judges; the chefs must filet as many fish as they can in 15 minutes.

Junior Edition: The Restaurant Takeover May 26, 2022

The top six junior chefs take over the restaurant of the luxury hotel NoMad Los Angeles.

Junior Edition: Totally Egg-streme! May 19, 2022

Chefs must create a dish with an egg of their choice, ranging from a quail egg to an ostrich egg.

Junior Edition: The Big Bake Sale May 12, 2022

The eight remaining junior chefs split into teams for a bake sale challenge.

Junior Edition: Jalapeño Business May 5, 2022

The remaining junior chefs must create one of the most popular fried, feisty and spicy finger foods.

Junior Edition: Motocross Mayhem Apr 28, 2022

Teams must create the best American-style dishes for a team of hungry motor sports racers.

Junior Edition: Where's Walnuts? Apr 21, 2022

After facing a nutty mystery box challenge, 11 junior chefs compete in an elimination challenge.

Junior Edition: Daphne's Baby Shower Apr 14, 2022

The remaining chefs split into two teams and create the ultimate savory and sweet balanced meal.

Junior Edition: Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose Apr 7, 2022

The panel challenges the remaining 13 cooks to make one of their favorite treats: doughnuts.

Junior Edition: All's Fair At Ren Faire Mar 31, 2022

The remaining 14 junior chefs split into two teams to prepare a medieval-themed dish.

Junior Edition: Taste It, Make It Mar 24, 2022

Fifteen chefs remain and must join together in groups to create show-stopping pizzas.

Junior Edition: Punch and Munch Mar 17, 2022

The contestants must punch a hole through a wall of mystery ingredients.

The Finale, Part 2 Jun 4, 2019

The final three junior home cooks continue to try to impress the judges by creating the best three-course meal to win the $100,000 grand prize.

The Finale, Part 1 Jun 4, 2019

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.

The Road to the Finale May 28, 2019

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

The Semi-Final May 28, 2019

The junior home cooks face their final mystery box challenge, which tests their ability to create a dish that draws inspiration from their loved ones; those who risk elimination elevate a secret ingredient to its highest flavorful peaks to remain.

The Restaurant Takeover May 21, 2019

The Top Six cooks are given full control over the kitchen at Mélisse, a Michelin Star-rated restaurant in Los Angeles, where they must appease hungry and expectant guests who will determine who will progress to the semifinals.

Too Corny May 14, 2019

The Top Eight are put into pairs and must overcome a mystery box challenge that tests their creativity as they must use corn to create a delectable dish, after which they get ready for a tag-team challenge with they will make tapas.

Girl Power May 7, 2019

The Top 10 face a difficult team challenge in which they prepare dishes for a group of important female role models, who will determine who make it to the Top 8; the losing team must replicate a 3-Michelin-star dish after a Gordon masterclass.

Pasta Race Apr 30, 2019

The Top 10 junior home cooks are put into teams and compete against one another to roll out the longest pasta sheet that they can make as quickly as they can; The losing team faces an elimination challenge that tests their ability to make Éclairs.

Kidz Bop Kitchen Apr 23, 2019

The Top 12 are visited by the children from Kidz Bop, who introduces a special twist on the young cook's next mystery box challenge; the winning cook secures a needed advantage in a "blast from the past" elimination challenge.

Camp MasterChef Apr 16, 2019

The Top 14 young home cooks visit the great outdoors to feed hungry campers with delicious recipes that may be featured in a magazine; the losing team faces a pressure test to make a coconut cream pie with a special twist.

Quacking Under Pressure Apr 9, 2019

The top 14 junior home cooks face a difficult mystery box challenge where they must learn to butcher an entire duck and make a dish from it; The cooks are paired up and challenged to create a dozen of the tastiest cupcakes they can make.

Something to Trifle With Apr 2, 2019

The Top 16 junior home cooks are split into three teams before they are given only 20 minutes to create as many delicious English trifles as possible; the team that fails to impress the judges are challenged to recreate three identical sliders.

Off the Hook Mar 26, 2019

The 18 remaining junior home cooks must prepare a worthy dish with a fish that they must debone entirely on their own in the hopes of winning a special advantage; the cooks reflect their cultural heritages through their cooking styles.

Under the Big Top Mar 19, 2019

The 20 junior home cooks face a carnival-themed challenge that will test their leadership and communication abilities as they prepare meals for Circus Vargas performers.

New Kids on the Block Mar 12, 2019

Twenty-four junior home cooks from across the United States visit the MasterChef kitchen and immediately face difficult lunch and breakfast challenges that include mystery box challenges.

Going Bananas Mar 12, 2019

Twenty-four junior home cooks from across the United States visit the MasterChef kitchen and immediately face difficult lunch and breakfast challenges that include mystery box challenges and creating as many perfect banana splits as they can.

Celebrity Showdown Nov 22, 2018

This Thanksgiving, MasterChef Junior gives fans something to be thankful for, when multi-Michelin star Chef Gordon Ramsay and award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez invite celebrities, their kids and some fan-favorite alumni into the MasterChef Junior kitchen, where they'll show off their culinary skills in exciting contests for charity.

In between these epic battles in the MasterChef Junior kitchen, host Gordon Ramsay will chat with lifestyle expert, businesswoman and TV personality Martha Stewart to swap holiday-themed recipes for the whole family to enjoy.

The two-hour special features three unique battles, putting each celebrity competitor to the test- with more than bragging rights at stake – the winners earn donations to the charities of their choice. Additionally, the contestants will face their challenges with a sous chef by their sides, whether it be one of their own children or former MasterChef Junior contestants.

The Finale Pt. 2 – The Winner May 18, 2018

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.

The Finale Pt. 1 May 18, 2018

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 Road to the Finale May 15, 2018

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.

Grandma Gordon May 4, 2018

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

Pop Up Restaurant May 4, 2018

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.

A Can Do Attitude Apr 20, 2018

The remaining home cooks create their own unique dishes but must use one common ingredient – chocolate.

Under Pressure Apr 20, 2018

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.

Tag Team Apr 13, 2018

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

Room Service Apr 13, 2018

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.

Donut Sweat It Apr 6, 2018

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.

No Sugar, Sugar Mar 30, 2018

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.

Recipe for Love Mar 23, 2018

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.

American Classics Mar 16, 2018

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.

Culinary ABC's Mar 9, 2018

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 in the MASTERCHEF kitchen, the contestants must prove their technical skills as they are tasked with crafting a French classic - fruit tart. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.

The Boys Are Back in Town Mar 2, 2018

The boys begin their challenge. Only 12 of the 20 will progress to the next challenge.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Mar 2, 2018

40 junior home cooks come to Los Angeles, ready to compete. The junior home cooks are split up into two groups – girls and boys. All 20 girls are tasked with making a flawless medium-rare filet mignon dish, while the boys must prepare the perfect chicken breast dish. Only 12 winners from each group will earn an apron and a chance to move on. The competition is tougher than ever as the judges separate the best junior chef-testants from all the rest.

Finale May 18, 2017

Two cooks battle it out for the grand prize; Wolfgang Puck and Martha Stewart serve as guest-judges.

The Semi Finals May 18, 2017

The top four cooks create a chocolate molten lava cake; contestants create a dish using one of the world's most popular meats.

Pop-Up Restaurant May 11, 2017

In this week's episode of MASTERCHEF, the remaining contestants face a high-pressure team challenge, during which they must cook for food critics, chefs and journalists at a pop-up restaurant on the beautiful California coast. The young cooks will have one hour to serve delicious scallop appetizers and another hour to dish out red snapper entrees to the guests. The winning team will go straight to the semifinals, but two young chefs from the losing team will have to leave the kitchen.

The Muppets Take MasterChef May 4, 2017

In this week's episode of MASTERCHEF, the Top Six split up into two teams, and have 75 minutes to create an entrée for VIP guests who range from firefighters to professional softball players, and construction workers to pilots. The guests will then vote on which dish they prefer and the winning team will receive a huge advantage later on in the competition. Next in the MASTERCHEF kitchen, the young cooks face an elimination challenge and welcome two surprise guests who will join in the fun – Miss Piggy and Swedish Chef! Then it's up to the judges to decide who will go home.

Tag Team Apr 20, 2017

In the first mystery box challenge, the cooks must prepare a dish inspired by their families; the cooks team up in pairs to replicate a sushi platter; chef Edward Lee is a guest judge.

Winter Wonderland Apr 13, 2017

The cooks are split into teams of two and must replicate a gingerbread house; chef Aarón Sánchez joins the kitchen as a guest judge, and the kids cook up a Gordon Ramsay holiday classic.

Scouts Honor Apr 6, 2017

The top 12 cooks are challenged to prepare a dish that includes a pork chop entrée and two sides and serve it to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner Mar 30, 2017

The kids who got sent home take a shot at reentering the competition; the six cooks participate in two challenges that involve breaking apart a chicken and using the parts to make unique dishes; with guest judge Richard Blais.

Pie-Eyed Mar 23, 2017

Guest judge Richard Blais enters the kitchen to see what the kids can cook up. In the first challenge, the Top 12 junior home cooks team up into groups of three and have 10 minutes to make as many pies as possible. The winning team will be safe from elimination and will get to give the judges a sweet surprise! For the next challenge, the young chefs must use a blow torch to make either an appetizer, entrée, or dessert using ingredients from the MASTERCHEF pantry. Then, it's up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.

A Presidential Mystery Box Mar 16, 2017

The Top 14 junior home cooks receive a mystery box challenge inspired by the White House garden from former First Lady Michelle Obama. The young cooks must come up with an original recipe that is both healthy and presidential worthy, and the winner will receive a special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! For the next challenge, Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") steps into the MASTERCHEF kitchen to watch the kids make a dish in honor of their moms. Then, it's up to the judges to decide which contestant will go home

Kitchen Emergency Mar 9, 2017

The Top 16 face off in their first team challenge, during which they cook lunch for first responders. Each team will have to create a dish featuring a delicious filet mignon and the guests will vote on which is better – the team with the most votes will win the challenge. Then, it's up to the judges to determine which two cooks from the losing team will head home

Batter Hurry Up Mar 2, 2017

The cooks split into two teams and compete to prepare corn dogs; the contestants must prepare a juicy burger; guest judge Mayim Bialik.

Just Like Gordon Feb 23, 2017

Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez steps into the MASTERCHEF kitchen as a guest judge. The Top 20 young chefs will face their first mystery box challenge of the season, during which they will have to put their own spin on the most commonly eaten crop in the world – rice. Later in the kitchen, Chef Gordon Ramsay teaches the kids how to make his signature hand-roasted sea bass, which they must replicate.

Quest for an Apron, Pt. 2 Feb 16, 2017

The remaining junior chefs compete for the final 12 spots in the Top 20. Making dishes ranging from cupcakes, to steak and lobster, the young chefs are tested to their limits and will find out if they will move on to the next round.

Quest for an Apron, Pt. 1 Feb 9, 2017

Sixteen of the country's finest junior home cooks compete for eight of the Top 20 spots on this season's MASTERCHEF. After being split into four groups, each with a distinct signature dish, the kids get started. Only two contestants from each group will find out if they will succeed in moving on to the next round of challenges.

The Finale Jan 29, 2016

The two finalists face off as they prepare the most important menus of their lives; the winner is announced

Head of the Class Jan 22, 2016

The remaining four junior home cooks compete in the semi-finals and are challenged to make the ultimate dessert - a soufflé! The winner receives a huge advantage in the elimination challenge. Later in the MASTERCHEF kitchen, the contestants must prepare a unique dish with a select cut of pork. Then, it's up to the judges to decide who will go home and who will continue in the competition and compete in the finals.

A Gordon Ramsay Dinner Party Jan 15, 2016

The remaining six junior home cooks receive a special invitation to Gordon's home for their next team challenge. Each team will prepare a two-course menu for a VIP lunch, including a seared red snapper appetizer and a roasted venison loin entrée. Later in the MASTERCHEF kitchen, the judges will reveal which team received the best overall feedback on their dishes and had the most successful lunch service and which contestants will be in jeopardy of elimination. Then, it's up to the judges to decide who will go home and who will continue in the competition and compete in the semi-finals.

Tag Team Time Jan 8, 2016

Christina Tosi brings a special guest into the MASTERCHEF kitchen, her mom, to present the next mystery box challenge, which will feature all of Christina's favorite childhood foods. Then, contestants will compete in a tag team platter challenge using international street food ingredients.

Hatching a Plan Jan 8, 2016

In the next team challenge, the junior home cooks will face an egg-cellent challenge and compete in pairs to see who can complete the most deviled eggs in 12 minutes. The team that perfects the most deviled eggs will be safe from the next elimination challenge, in which contestants must create their future cookbook's signature dish.

Blind Ambition Dec 18, 2015

After a tough elimination challenge, the Top 12 junior home cooks face their next task when the judges test their senses in a blind taste challenge. Each contestant will blindly taste a dish prepared by Gordon Ramsay and then must recreate the dish. The contestant with the dish that best reflects Gordon's dish will receive a significant advantage. In the next team challenge, the junior home cooks will prepare VIP dishes for a dining room of all grandmothers for their first restaurant challenge. Each team will create a unique dish of "new" ingredients and the team with the most votes will be safe from elimination.

When Life Gives You Lemons Dec 11, 2015

The remaining junior home cooks squeeze in a seven-minute team challenge, in which they must make a batch of raspberry mint lemonade for judge Christina Tosi to blind taste test. Tosi will decide which team has the best lemonade and is safe from elimination, while the losing team will compete in the next challenge, during which they must create a rad dish from a decade in which one of the judges was born.

Happy Birthday Dec 4, 2015

The remaining junior home cooks will party their way into the next team challenge when they leave the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen for the first time to cook at a birthday party for kids ages 8-13, as well as special guests, the Ramsay and Elliot children. The team that receives the most votes from the birthday party attendees will be safe from elimination, while the losing team will compete in the next pressure test and create the French dessert croquembouche.

The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly Nov 27, 2015

The remaining 18 junior home cooks will face their first team challenge of the season and the first-ever MASTERCHEF JUNIOR team relay race. Each team must create a large serving of seven-layer dip. The team that completes the dip first will be safe from the next elimination challenge, and choose the smelly, wrinkly or spicy ingredients for that challenge. Find out who will smell their way to victory and who will dip lower in the competition.

One Small Step Nov 20, 2015

The Top 20 junior home cooks face an out-of-this-world Mystery Box challenge with special guest astronaut Tracy Dyson, during which they must prepare a unique dish that highlights a stellar ingredient. The one who rockets to the top will have a significant advantage in the elimination challenge, when the contestants will be tasked with creating a stunning and delicious fish dish in order to move onto the next round.

A Sweet Surprise Nov 13, 2015

On the next episode of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, Season Two winner Logan returns to the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen and offer some advice to the remaining contestants. The top three contestants from the previous elimination challenge will compete in a cupcake-frosting contest, during which only the winner can keep the judges safe from a sticky situation. Then, in the next challenge, the contestants will be tasked with making a scallop dish in order to move onto the next round in the competition.

New Kids on the Chopping Block Nov 6, 2015

On the new "Junior Edition" of MASTERCHEF, America's top 24 junior home cooks will enter the kitchen for the first time and jump right into their first mystery box challenge. Each junior home cook is tasked with preparing a signature burger and one side. The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and will select the main ingredient that the remaining contestants must use in the season's first elimination round. The junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition in the all-new "Junior Edition: New Kids on the Chopping Block" Season Four premiere episode of MASTERCHEF airing Friday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (JRM-401) (TV-PG).

The Finale Feb 24, 2015

In the exciting season finale, the two finalists competes head-to-head and prepare the most important menu of their young lives. Find out which talented junior home cook earns the MasterChef trophy and a $100,000 prize.

The Crème de la Crème…Brulee Feb 17, 2015

The competition heats up as the 4 remaining junior home cooks must prepare 20 crème brulees. The home cook who successfully brulees the most cremes in the allotted time will earn a significant advantage in the next elimination challenge. Next, the junior home cooks will have to each make a complex raspberry dessert dish. The two contestants who impress the judges the most will earn their spot in the finale and be one step closer to the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR title.

Restaurant Takeover Feb 10, 2015

In one of the toughest challenges of the season, the six remaining junior home cooks face the restaurant takeover challenge. The contestants will split into two teams and take over a real Los Angeles restaurant. Find out which team is victorious and who will advance to the Top 4.

Family Style Feb 3, 2015

In the next mystery box challenge, the eight remaining junior home cooks will create unique banana dishes. The junior home cook who most impresses the judges will win a significant advantage in the next elimination challenge. Later, special guest and Gordon Ramsay's daughter, Matilda Ramsay, will introduce the home cooks to their next elimination challenge dish, a Ramsay family favorite, Salmon en Croute.

Raw Talent Jan 27, 2015

Before the next elimination challenge, the winners from the previous challenge will face off in a MASTERCHEF JUNIOR pantry hunt. The junior home cook who correctly matches the most ingredients in the allotted time will win a significant advantage in the next challenge. Later, the remaining 10 junior home cooks will compete in a fishy tag team pair challenge, during which each pair must successfully complete an elaborate sushi dish.

Grandad Gordon! Jan 20, 2015

The remaining 12 junior home cooks face a giant mystery box challenge that delivers the shock of the season. The pint-sized cooks must prepare restaurant-quality dishes using ingredients that get better with age, and the winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage in the next round. Later in the elimination challenge, the contestants come face-to-face with the most dangerous protein in the history of MASTERCHEF.

Easy as Pie Jan 13, 2015

Before the next challenge, three of the junior home cooks will face a sweet competition as they race to see who can top all of their pies with whipped meringue first. The winner of the challenge will not only get a major advantage in the next challenge, but also help the judges get a slice of victory. After a fun and messy competition, the judges task the kids with their first team competition, where each pair must create their own sausage dishes.

The Class of 2015 Jan 6, 2015

On the all-new "Junior Edition" of MASTERCHEF, America's Top 19 junior home cooks are introduced to their first mystery box challenge, in which they must make a complete restaurant-quality dish using any of the ingredients they are given. The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and select which of the judges' favorite pastas the remaining contestants will prepare in the elimination round. Later, the top junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition.

The Finale Dec 16, 2014

In the exciting season finale, the two finalists will compete head-to-head and prepare the most important three-course menu of their lives. Find out which talented junior home cook will earn the MASTERCHEF trophy and a $100,000 prize.

A Cut Above the Rest Dec 9, 2014

The Top Four junior home cooks are tasked with breaking down an exquisite Alaskan King salmon and cutting as many perfect filets as possible. The winner of the challenge will get an advantage in the next round, when the contestants will have a limited number of ingredients to prepare a restaurant-quality salmon dish using the filets from the previous challenge. The two contestants with the most impressive dishes will earn a coveted spot in the exciting MASTERCHEF JUNIOR finale.

Pop-Up Restaurant Dec 2, 2014

The remaining six junior home cooks split into teams and compete in the first-ever "Junior Edition" restaurant. The team that wins the challenge will advance into the semi-finals, while the remaining home cooks will have to face elimination. Find out which four junior home cooks advance to the next round.

An Egg-Cellent Adventure Nov 25, 2014

The remaining eight junior home cooks will have 10 minutes to fry as many perfect sunny side-up eggs as possible. Later, the kids dream big and imagine owning and running their own restaurant. With only one hour, they will prepare their signature dishes that will one day anchor their menus. Find out which six junior home cooks advance to the next round.

Mom Knows Best Nov 18, 2014

The kids pair up in a three-legged challenge to create a delicious box of 12 cupcakes. Later, Gordon's mom visits the MASTERCHEF kitchen as a special guest judge, and the remaining junior home cooks will have to prepare their own versions of one of Gordon's favorite dishes growing up. Find out which kids impress the judges and advance to the next round.

Flip It! Nov 11, 2014

In a flipping awesome pre-challenge, the junior home cooks will race to see who can flip and stack the most pancakes, and the winner will put the judges in a very sticky situation. The judges then task the kids to create their best citrus cream pie. Find out which kids make the most successful cream pies and advance to the next round.

The Next Generation Nov 4, 2014

On the Season Two premiere of MASTERCHEF's "Junior Edition," America's first-ever MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, Alexander Weiss, returns to the kitchen as a special guest. Alexander presents the mystery box challenge, and the 16 junior home cooks will be tasked with preparing impressive dishes using the special guest's favorite ingredients, including pork chop, pork tenderloin, green apples, hazelnuts, Brussel sprouts, filo dough, fingerling potatoes, wild rice, whole grain mustard and artichoke. The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and select which of the judges' favorite proteins the remaining contestants will prepare in the elimination round. Later, the 12 junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition.

Finale, Part 2 Nov 8, 2013

The two remaining cooks prepare three-course menus; the winner is chosen.

Finale, Part 1 Nov 1, 2013

The top four cooks create dishes featuring chicken, with the cooks of two best dishes moving to the final round.

Restaurant Takeovers Oct 25, 2013

In the season's first field challenge, the remaining six kids split into two teams to take over the kitchen at a fine-dining restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The two teams have limited time to prep, cook and serve a three-course meal for a packed room of diners, who are unaware that pint-size cooks are preparing their meal. The judges will determine the winning team based on their performance in the kitchen, as well as the diners' and head chef's feedback. Find out which contestants impress.

Bad Food Bares Oct 18, 2013

In the next mystery box challenge, the junior home cooks must create a dish using "food kids hate," including liver, sardines and blue cheese. The winner of the challenge earns a sweet advantage in the next round. Later, in the elimination round, the kids have 90 minutes to create an impressive layer cake with at least three layers. Find out which desserts impressed the judges.

Whip It Oct 11, 2013

The junior home cooks test the laws of physics by whipping liquid cream by hand, and to determine the stiffness of the whipped cream, they each hold their bowl of whipped cream over the judges' heads. The contestant whose whipped cream remains in the bowl gets an advantage in the next round, while the others get to slime the judges! Later, the contestants pair up in a tag-team Beef Wellington challenge, during which they take turns to prepare Gordon's classic recipe and two sides. Find out which dishes impress the judges.

School's Out... But the Masterchef Kitchen is Open! Oct 4, 2013

The Top 12 junior home cooks compete in the season's first mystery box challenge and must create an impressive dish using only the mystery ingredients. Later, the judges task the kids to each create an elevated, restaurant-quality burger in only 60 minutes. Find out which kids made the most delicious burger and advance to the next round.

Here Come the Kids Sep 27, 2013

On the new "Junior Edition" of MASTERCHEF, 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of eight and 13 will create their tastiest seafood, pasta or dessert dish in the auditions round and present it to the renowned MASTERCHEF judging panel: host and award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro). 12 kids who impress the judges will continue in the competition and move one step closer to becoming America's youngest MASTERCHEF.

An Extra Serving Apr 27, 2017

Kids rule the kitchen when multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay hosts a one-hour special highlighting MASTERCHEF JUNIOR's greatest moments on the hit cooking competition's first-ever special. The one-hour retrospective will feature Ramsay dishing on some of his favorite meals from the show. He also will be visited by past winners and fan-favorite contestants, as he checks in to see how they've grown - not only as chefs, but as young adults. Additionally, the special will include never-before-seen bloopers.