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 and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot. 12 kids who impress the judges will continue in the competition and move one step closer to becoming America's youngest MASTERCHEF
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 1 of MasterChef Junior was watched by 4,290,000 viewers, resulting in a 1.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Move over grown-ups... the kids are taking over the kitchen! "MasterChef Junior" is a new culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook.
The series will give budding cooks the exciting opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs.
Host and award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay is joined by restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot on the judging panel. Together, the celebrated food experts will coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.
MasterChef Junior - Junior Edition: Here Come the Kids Synopsis and Schedule