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Season 5 / Episode 1 and airs on 10 February 2017 01:00
MasterChef Junior goes back for seconds...and thirds! This culinary competition series gives talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges.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 a pro and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.After a nationwide search, 16 of the best junior home cooks in the country will compete in the kitchen where they will face exciting challenges, including a surprise mystery box, a three-legged race and the fan-favorite restaurant takeover, until one talented kid is named America's newest MasterChef Junior.
On the new "Junior Edition" of MASTERCHEF, America's top 24 junior home cooks will enter the kitchen for the first time and jump right into their first mystery box challenge. Each junior home cook is tasked with preparing a signature burger and one side. The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and will select the main ingredient that the remaining contestants must use in the season's first elimination round. The junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition in the all-new "Junior Edition: New Kids on the Chopping Block" Season Four premiere episode of MASTERCHEF airing Friday, Nov. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (JRM-401) (TV-PG).
On the next episode of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, Season Two winner Logan returns to the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen and offer some advice to the remaining contestants. The top three contestants from the previous elimination challenge will compete in a cupcake-frosting contest, during which only the winner can keep the judges safe from a sticky situation. Then, in the next challenge, the contestants will be tasked with making a scallop dish in order to move onto the next round in the competition.
The Top 20 junior home cooks face an out-of-this-world Mystery Box challenge with special guest astronaut Tracy Dyson, during which they must prepare a unique dish that highlights a stellar ingredient. The one who rockets to the top will have a significant advantage in the elimination challenge, when the contestants will be tasked with creating a stunning and delicious fish dish in order to move onto the next round.
The remaining 18 junior home cooks will face their first team challenge of the season and the first-ever MASTERCHEF JUNIOR team relay race. Each team must create a large serving of seven-layer dip. The team that completes the dip first will be safe from the next elimination challenge, and choose the smelly, wrinkly or spicy ingredients for that challenge. Find out who will smell their way to victory and who will dip lower in the competition.
The remaining junior home cooks will party their way into the next team challenge when they leave the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen for the first time to cook at a birthday party for kids ages 8-13, as well as special guests, the Ramsay and Elliot children. The team that receives the most votes from the birthday party attendees will be safe from elimination, while the losing team will compete in the next pressure test and create the French dessert croquembouche.
The remaining junior home cooks squeeze in a seven-minute team challenge, in which they must make a batch of raspberry mint lemonade for judge Christina Tosi to blind taste test. Tosi will decide which team has the best lemonade and is safe from elimination, while the losing team will compete in the next challenge, during which they must create a rad dish from a decade in which one of the judges was born.
After a tough elimination challenge, the Top 12 junior home cooks face their next task when the judges test their senses in a blind taste challenge. Each contestant will blindly taste a dish prepared by Gordon Ramsay and then must recreate the dish. The contestant with the dish that best reflects Gordon's dish will receive a significant advantage. In the next team challenge, the junior home cooks will prepare VIP dishes for a dining room of all grandmothers for their first restaurant challenge. Each team will create a unique dish of "new" ingredients and the team with the most votes will be safe from elimination.
In the next team challenge, the junior home cooks will face an egg-cellent challenge and compete in pairs to see who can complete the most deviled eggs in 12 minutes. The team that perfects the most deviled eggs will be safe from the next elimination challenge, in which contestants must create their future cookbook's signature dish.
Christina Tosi brings a special guest into the MASTERCHEF kitchen, her mom, to present the next mystery box challenge, which will feature all of Christina's favorite childhood foods. Then, contestants will compete in a tag team platter challenge using international street food ingredients.
The remaining six junior home cooks receive a special invitation to Gordon's home for their next team challenge. Each team will prepare a two-course menu for a VIP lunch, including a seared red snapper appetizer and a roasted venison loin entrée. Later in the MASTERCHEF kitchen, the judges will reveal which team received the best overall feedback on their dishes and had the most successful lunch service and which contestants will be in jeopardy of elimination. Then, it's up to the judges to decide who will go home and who will continue in the competition and compete in the semi-finals.
The remaining four junior home cooks compete in the semi-finals and are challenged to make the ultimate dessert - a soufflé! The winner receives a huge advantage in the elimination challenge. Later in the MASTERCHEF kitchen, the contestants must prepare a unique dish with a select cut of pork. Then, it's up to the judges to decide who will go home and who will continue in the competition and compete in the finals.
The two finalists face off as they prepare the most important menus of their lives; the winner is announced
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