The kid cooks are coming back to FOX, and they can stand the heat. MasterChef Junior, season five, premieres on FOX Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:00pm ET/PT. In the fifth season premiere, 40 talented junior home cooks will face off for a spot in the top 20. Watch a first-look preview, below.
Judges Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Christina Tosi are returning for season five of MasterChef Junior. The young culinary geniuses will cook for guest judge Mayim Bialik, as well as Julie Bowen and Muppets Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef. The grand prize includes the MasterChef Junior trophy and a $100,000.00 cash prize.
Learn more from this FOX press release.
MEET THE NEWEST BITE-SIZED BATCH OF HOME COOKS ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, ON FOX
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:
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