The 40 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. Only 12 winners will earn an apron and a chance to move on.
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 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Synopsis and Schedule