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FORTY PINT-SIZED HOME COOKS VIE FOR AN APRON ON THE SPECIAL TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE OF “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” FRIDAY, MARCH 2, ON FOX

February 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Junior Home Cooks from Across the Country

Enter the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Kitchen to Compete for

A Coveted Spot in the Top 24

The kids are back for Season Six of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, featuring award-winning chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi, as well as the return of fan-favorite judge Joe Bastianich. The all-new season of the hit culinary competition series debuts with a special two-hour premiere Friday, March 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, and makes its time period premiere on Friday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

 

Watch/share a first look at Bastianich’s return to the MASTERCHEF kitchen: https://youtu.be/Ha2paqP2pzQ

After a nationwide search, 40 of the best young home cooks between the ages of eight and thirteen have been given the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges in the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen. Only the best 12 female and 12 male junior chef-testants will move forward and earn a MASTERCHEF JUNIOR white apron.

 

This season, the kids will face exciting challenges, including a mystery box challenge with 26 ingredients, each representing a different letter of the alphabet, and a test during which they’ll cook a dish that represents their family heritage. Additionally, the young home cooks will prepare a meal for one lucky couple and their guests at their wedding reception, create the perfect chicken-and-waffle dish, compete in a Blue Apron mystery box challenge and power through the fan-favorite pop-up restaurant challenge, until one talented kid is named America’s next MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, taking home the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR trophy and $100,000 grand prize.

 

In the special, two-hour season premiere, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun/The Boys Are Back In Town,” 40 junior home cooks come to Los Angeles ready to compete for a MASTERCHEF JUNIOR apron. 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 create 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 chefs from all the rest. The Top 24 contestants begin their quest for the title of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR in the series’ time period premiere, airing Friday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

  

 

 

Below are the hometowns, names and ages of the Top 40 junior home cooks:

 

 

 

Name Hometown
Abby, 9

Addyson, 9

Anthony, 10

Ariana, 12

Aubrey, 9

Avery, 8

Ben, 10

Beni, 9

Cade, 11

Camson, 13

Chloe, 9

Chuk, 10

Drew, 10

Elliot, 12

Emily, 9

Evan, 11

Felix, 11

Gracie, 9

Grayson,11

Henry, 9

Jadon, 11

Juelz, 8

Kolby, 8

Laken, 9

Lila, 8

Lindsay, 10

Luca, 11

Maria,8

Mackenzie, 9

Mikey, 10

Nadia, 9

Noelani, 8

Oliva, 10

Pierce, 10

Quani, 11

Remy, 12

Sammy, 12

Sophia, 12

Tyler, 8

Zia, 9

Mandeville, LA

Parker, CO

Old Bridge, NJ

Excelsior, MN

Miami Beach, FL

Kingwood, TX

Gary, IN

Chicago, IL

Hattiesburg, MS

Fleming Island, FL

San Antonio, TX

Los Angeles, CA

Baton Rouge, LA

Westlake Village, CA

Sylmar, CA

San Diego, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Cardiff by the Sea, CA

St. Francisville, LA

Katy, TX

Arcadia, CA

St. Louis, MO

New Orleans, LA

River Ridge, LA

Hoboken, NJ

Elk Rapids, MI

Chicago, IL

Northridge, CA

Newhall, CA

Clarendon Hills, IL

Chicago, IL

Makawao, HI

New York, NY

Oak Park, IL

Lawrenceville, GA

New York, NY

Huntington Woods, MI

Honolulu, HI

Milford, DE

Pasadena, CA

 

 

 

 

 

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers. “Like” MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChefJuniorFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @MasterChefJrFOX and join the discussion at #MasterChefJunior. Follow the judges on Twitter: Gordon Ramsay – @gordonramsay; Christina Tosi – @christinatosi; Joe Bastianich – @JBastianich. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @masterchefjunior.

 

 

ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “Ink Master” (Spike), “Kingdom” (AT&T Audience Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), “Swamp People” (History), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” (CMT), “Page Six TV” (Syndicated), “Billion Dollar Buyer” (CNBC), “Fear Factor” (MTV), “Best.Cover.Ever.” (YouTube), “I’m Dying Up Here” (Showtime) and upcoming “Trading Spaces” (TLC).

 

ABOUT STUDIO RAMSAY

The next-generation multi-media production company STUDIO RAMSAY has a joint venture with All3Media to develop and produce both unscripted and scripted television shows, creating new formats and innovative programming that includes a scripted arm focused on food-related themes, and development of new talent on a global front. The catalogue of programs that Ramsay has worked on historically with All3Media via One Potato Two Potato, together with new original content he’s currently developing, make for a unique and dynamic production and distribution partnership. Studio Ramsay’s first production, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY, premiered live this past summer in the U.S. on FOX. Its first daytime cooking series, CULINARY GENIUS, premiered in the spring on ITV in the U.K. and was syndicated on FOX stations in the U.S. this summer, while his new documentary series, “Gordon on Cocaine,” for ITV, premiered this fall. Seasons Three and Four of “Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay, for U.K. children’s channel CBBC, are also produced by STUDIO RAMSAY.

Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy-nominated, multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay produces TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic seen by audiences worldwide, including his FOX shows, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY, GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, HELL’S KITCHEN and MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, as well as Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant” and Food Network’s competition series “Food Court Wars.” In the U.K., he’s produced “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape” for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series “My Kitchen” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel; two instructional cookery series, “Ultimate Home Cooking” and “Ultimate Cookery Course” for Channel 4; and “Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch,” all under his One Potato Two Potato banner.

 

FAN-FAVORITE “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” JUDGE JOE BASTIANICH RETURNS FOR SEASON SIX, SCHEDULED TO AIR DURING THE 2017-2018 SEASON ON FOX

September 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Award-Winning Restaurateur and Author

Also Featured on Tonight’s Season Eight MASTERCHEF Finale

Former MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judge and award-winning restaurateur Joe Bastianich returns as a permanent judge on Season Six of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, airing during the 2017-2018 season on FOX. Additionally, Bastianich joins chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez on the MASTERCHEF Season Eight finale airing tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

 

Bastianich is a world-renowned restaurateur who co-owns 30 restaurants across the globe, including Michelin Star eatery Del Posto, Babbo, Osteria Mozza and Eataly in the Americas (co-partner). He also is an award-winning and best-selling author. Bastianich served as a judge on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR for its first three seasons, and on MASTERCHEF for its first five seasons.

 

MASTERCHEF is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.  “Like” MASTERCHEF on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChef. Follow the series on Twitter @MASTERCHEFonFOX and join the discussion at #Masterchef.  See photos and videos on Instagram by following @masterchefonfox.

GORDON RAMSAY TAKES A LOOK BACK AT FIVE SEASONS OF JUNIOR HOME COOKS ON THE FIRST-EVER “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” SPECIAL AIRING THURSDAY, APRIL 27, ON FOX

April 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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, “An Extra Serving,” airing Thursday, April 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

 

The one-hour retrospective will feature Ramsay dishing on some of his favorite moments and favorite meals from the show. He also will be visited by past winners and fan-favorite chef-testants, 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 outtakes.

 

On the next all-new episode, “Junior Edition: Scouts Honor,” airing Thursday, April 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), the Top 12 junior home cooks take their talents to the great outdoors, where they will cook for America’s Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The kids are split into two teams and have to prepare and serve all scouts and troop leaders a dish that includes a pork chop entrée and two sides. The winning team moves on and the losing team heads back to the kitchen for a pressure test, during which they each must make a box of macaroons. Then, it’s up to the judges to decide which two kids will go home.

 

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers. “Like” MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChefJuniorFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @MasterChefJrFOX and join the discussion with #MasterChefJunior. See photos and videos on Instagram @MasterChefJr/. Follow the judges on Twitter: Gordon Ramsay – @gordonramsay; Christina Tosi – @christinatosi.

 

About One Potato Two Potato

Renowned for award-winning original programming, One Potato Two Potato produces high-quality TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including the smash-hit HOTEL HELL, the blockbuster MASTERCHEF, irresistible spin-off MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, all for FOX; as well as “Best New Restaurant” and competition series “Food Court Wars.” In the U.K., OPTP produces “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape,” for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series “My Kitchen,” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel; and “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay for U.K. children’s channel CBBC. OPTP has also produced two instructional cookery series featuring Gordon Ramsay, “Ultimate Home Cooking” and “Ultimate Cookery Course,” both of which have sold all over the globe.

MEET THE NEWEST BITE-SIZED BATCH OF HOME COOKS ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, ON FOX

December 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

40 Talented Junior Home Cooks from Across the Country

Enter the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Kitchen to Compete for

A Coveted Spot in the Top 20

The kids are back for Season Five of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, premiering Thursday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Judges Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Christina Tosi welcome the latest crop of junior home cooks to the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen, where they will compete for the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR trophy and the $100,000 grand prize.

 

After a nationwide search, 40 of the best junior home cooks between the ages of eight and thirteen have been chosen for their final test – a culinary battle in the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen in front of Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi. Only the 20 best chef-testants who prove they have the chops to take home the trophy will move forward and earn a MASTERCHEF JUNIOR white apron.

 

This season, the kids will face exciting challenges, including completing a challenge from First Lady Michelle Obama; cooking a meal for more than 50 first responders; MASTERCHEF JUNIOR’s first-ever vegan challenge, from guest judge Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”); and cooking for other VIPs, including Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) and Muppets “Miss Piggy” and “Swedish Chef,” until one talented kid is named America’s next MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, taking home the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR trophy and $100,000 grand prize.

 

In the season premiere episode, “The Quest for an Apron Part 1,” 40 junior home cooks come to Los Angeles ready to compete for a MASTERCHEF JUNIOR apron. In each culinary showdown, four chefs receive a unique challenge – from steak, to scallops to cupcakes. Two lucky winners from each group earn an apron and a chance to move on, while two head back home. The competition is tougher than ever as Gordon and Christina separate the best junior chefs from all the rest. All Top 20 contestants will be revealed in the following episode, “The Quest for an Apron Part 2,” airing Thursday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

 

Watch/share a first look at this season, featuring the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Top 40:

 

First Look – YouTube: https://youtu.be/LSJ_ZGIkCHk

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