Masterchef Junior Season 1 Premiere 2013

Masterchef Junior Season 1 Premiere 2013 airs on Friday, September 27 at 8pm on FOX.

Episode Synopsis: “Junior Edition: Here Come The Kids” – 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.

Show Summary: 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. Based on the hugely successful U.K. format, the series extends the MASTERCHEF brand in the U.S. to include a younger group of aspiring masterchefs.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR 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. Similar to MASTERCHEF, host and award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay will be joined by restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro) on the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR 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.

After a nationwide search, 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country will create their best seafood, pasta or dessert dish and present it to the judges in the audition round. Those who impress the judges will continue in the competition, during which they will face exciting challenges – including taking over a celebrated fine dining restaurant – until one talented kid is named America’s first-ever MASTERCHEF JUNIOR.

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