American version of the culinary competition series that gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges. Celebrated food experts coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.
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Season 1Hulu | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 28, 2013
Here Come the Kids Sep 28, 2013 Twenty-four cooks between the ages of eight and 13 prepare dishes for the judges.
S01 E02Oct 5, 2013
School's Out...But the Masterchef Kitchen Is Open! Oct 5, 2013 The cooks participate in a mystery box challenge; the contestants have an hour to create a restaurant-quality burger.
S01 E03Oct 12, 2013
Whip It Oct 12, 2013 The cooks test the stiffness of their hand-whipped cream by holding the bowls upside down over the judges' heads; beef Wellington challenge.
S01 E04Oct 19, 2013
Bad Food Bares Oct 19, 2013 The cooks create dishes using foods kids don't usually like; the kids must create layer cakes in 90 minutes.
S01 E05Oct 26, 2013
Restaurant Takeovers Oct 26, 2013 The kids split into two teams and take over a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles where feedback from the diners and the head chef will decide the winning team.
S01 E06Nov 2, 2013
Finale, Part 1 Nov 2, 2013 The top four cooks create dishes featuring chicken, with the cooks of two best dishes moving to the final round.
Season 2Hulu | FOX | FOX | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Nov 5, 2014
The Next Generation Nov 5, 2014 Sixteen young home cooks arrive and find themselves preparing dishes using Alexander Weiss's favorite ingredients, including pork chops, pork tenderloin and green apples. The winner chooses which protein is used in the elimination round before 12 contestants are chosen to advance in the competition.
S02 E02Nov 12, 2014
Flip It! Nov 12, 2014 A pancake-flipping contest precedes a challenge to create the best citrus cream pie.
S02 E03Nov 19, 2014
Mom Knows Best Nov 19, 2014 A three-legged challenge is held to make a dozen cupcakes. Later, Gordon's mom visits the kitchen as a guest judge when the remaining contestants prepare one of the host's favorite dishes from his childhood.
S02 E04Nov 26, 2014
An Egg-Cellent Adventure Nov 26, 2014 The contestants fry eggs sunny-side up in a 10-minute challenge, and later prepare their signature dishes that will anchor their menus at a future restaurant.
S02 E05Dec 3, 2014
Pop-Up Restaurant Dec 3, 2014 The last six cooks split up into teams to compete in the inaugural restaurant challenge, with the winning group advancing to the semifinals.
S02 E06Dec 10, 2014
A Cut Above the Rest Dec 10, 2014 The final four cooks must break down an Alaskan king salmon and produce as many perfect filets possible; contestants must create a restaurant-quality salmon dish with a limited number of ingredients.
Season 3Hulu | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jan 7, 2015
The Class of 2015 Jan 7, 2015 Season 3 begins with the introduction of 19 new cooks, who tackle their first mystery box challenge by making a dish with only the ingredients they are given. The winner gets to pick the pasta the other contestants prepare for the judges.
S03 E02Jan 14, 2015
Easy as Pie Jan 14, 2015 Three of the junior cooks race to be the first to top their pies with whipped meringue; the cooks pair up to create sausage dishes.
S03 E03Jan 21, 2015
Grandad Gordon! Jan 21, 2015 Twelve cooks remain for a mystery box challenge using ingredients that get better with age. Later, the contestants work with the most dangerous protein in the show's history.
S03 E04Jan 28, 2015
Raw Talent Jan 28, 2015 A pantry hunt pits the winners from the previous challenge against one another to match the most ingredients in the time allotted. Later, the 10 remaining contestants team up in pairs to complete an elaborate sushi dish.
S03 E05Feb 4, 2015
Family Style Feb 4, 2015 In the next mystery box challenge, the eight remaining junior home cooks create unique banana dishes. The junior home cook who most impresses the judges wins a significant advantage in the next elimination challenge. Later, special guest and Gordon Ramsay's daughter, Matilda Ramsay, introduces the home cooks to their next elimination challenge dish, a Ramsay family favorite, Salmon en Croute.
S03 E06Feb 11, 2015
Restaurant Takeover Feb 11, 2015 In one of the toughest challenges of the season, the six remaining junior home cooks face the restaurant takeover challenge. The contestants split into two teams and take over a real Los Angeles restaurant. Find out which team is victorious and who advances to the Top 4.
S03 E07Feb 18, 2015
The Crème De La Crème...Brulee Feb 18, 2015 The competition heats up as the 4 remaining junior home cooks must prepare 20 crème brulees. The home cook who successfully brulees the most cremes in the allotted time earns a significant advantage in the next elimination challenge. Next, the junior home cooks has to each make a complex raspberry dessert dish. The two contestants who impress the judges the most earns their spot in the finale and be one step closer to the title.
Season 4Hulu | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Nov 7, 2015
New Kids on the Chopping Block Nov 7, 2015 America's top 24 junior home cooks 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 has a significant advantage and selects the main ingredient that the remaining contestants must use in the season's first elimination round. The junior home cooks with the best dishes advance in the competition.
S04 E02Nov 14, 2015
A Sweet Surprise Nov 14, 2015 Season Two winner Logan returns to offer some advice to the remaining contestants. The top three contestants from the previous elimination challenge competes 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 is tasked with making a scallop dish in order to move onto the next round in the competition.
S04 E03Nov 21, 2015
One Small Step Nov 21, 2015 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 has a significant advantage in the elimination challenge, when the contestants is tasked with creating a stunning and delicious fish dish in order to move onto the next round.
S04 E04Nov 28, 2015
The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly Nov 28, 2015 The remaining 18 junior home cooks 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 is safe from the next elimination challenge, and choose the smelly, wrinkly, or spicy ingredients for that challenge. Find out who smells their way to victory and who dips lower in the competition.
S04 E05Dec 5, 2015
Happy Birthday Dec 5, 2015 The remaining junior home cooks 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 is safe from elimination, while the losing team competes in the next pressure test and create the French dessert croquembouche.
S04 E06Dec 12, 2015
When Life Gives You Lemons Dec 12, 2015 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 decides which team has the best lemonade and is safe from elimination, while the losing team competes in the next challenge, during which they must create a rad dish from a decade in which one of the judges was born.
S04 E07Dec 19, 2015
Blind Ambition Dec 19, 2015 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 blindly tastes a dish prepared by Gordon Ramsay and then must recreate the dish. The contestant with the dish that best reflects Gordon's dish receives a significant advantage. In the next team challenge, the junior home cooks prepare VIP dishes for a dining room of all grandmothers for their first restaurant challenge. Each team creates a unique dish of “new” ingredients and the team with the most votes is safe from elimination. Find out who moves on to the Top 10 and who leaves the kitchen.
Season 5Hulu | FOX | FOX | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Feb 10, 2017
Quest for the Apron, Pt. 1 Feb 10, 2017 Sixteen of the country's finest junior home cooks compete for eight of the Top 20 spots of the season. After being split into four groups, each with a distinct signature dish, the kids get started. Only two contestants from each group will find out if they will succeed in moving on to the next round of challenges.
S05 E02Feb 17, 2017
Quest for the Apron, Pt. 2 Feb 17, 2017 The remaining junior chefs compete for the final 12 spots in the Top 20. Making dishes ranging from cupcakes, to steak and lobster, the young chefs are tested to their limits and will find out if they will move on to the next round.
S05 E03Feb 24, 2017
Just Like Gordon Feb 24, 2017 The Top 20 face the season's first mystery box challenge, during which they must cook dishes using both sweet and savory ingredients. Later, the contestants must replicate Chef Ramsay's signature hand-roasted sea bass. Then, it's up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home. Chef Aarón Sanchez is the guest judge.
S05 E04Mar 3, 2017
Batter Hurry Up Mar 3, 2017 The Top 18 return to the kitchen to face off in 2 challenges. In the first, the young cooks are split into teams and have 10 minutes to make a classic American dish: the corn dog. The winning team gets to turn the judges into a yummy treat. Later, the contestants have to make a juicy burger, but there's a tough catch! Then, it's up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.
S05 E05Mar 10, 2017
Kitchen Emergency Mar 10, 2017 The Top 16 face off in their first team challenge, during which they cook lunch for first responders. Each team will have to create a dish featuring a delicious filet mignon and the guests will vote on which is better - the team with the most votes will win the challenge. Then, it's up to the judges to determine which two cooks from the losing team will head home.
S05 E06Mar 17, 2017
A Presidential Mystery Box Mar 17, 2017 The Top 14 junior home cooks receive a mystery box challenge inspired by the White House garden from former First Lady Michelle Obama. The young cooks must come up with an original recipe that is both healthy and presidential worthy, and the winner will receive a special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! For the next challenge, Julie Bowen steps into the MasterChef kitchen to watch the kids make a dish in honor of their moms. Then, it's up to the judges to decide which contestant will go home.
S05 E07Mar 24, 2017
Pie-Eyed Mar 24, 2017 Guest judge Richard Blais enters the kitchen to see what the kids can cook up. In the first challenge, the Top 12 junior home cooks team up into groups of three and have 10 minutes to make as many pies as possible. The winning team will be safe from elimination and will get to give the judges a sweet surprise! For the next challenge, the young chefs must use a blow torch to make either an appetizer, entrée, or dessert using ingredients from the MasterChef pantry. Then, it's up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.
Season 6Hulu | FOX | FOX | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Mar 3, 2018
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Mar 3, 2018 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 earn an apron and a chance to move on.
S06 E02Mar 3, 2018
The Boys Are Back In Town Mar 3, 2018 The 40 junior home cooks are split up into two groups – girls and boys. All 20 boys must prepare the perfect chicken breast dish. Only 12 winners earn an apron and a chance to move on.
S06 E03Mar 10, 2018
Recipe for Love Mar 10, 2018 The Top 20 face a team challenge to prepare a lunch service for a wedding party of 75 guests, which will consist of racks of lamb and pan-seared halibut.
S06 E04Mar 17, 2018
American Classics Mar 17, 2018 The Top 22 split up into teams and must prepare as many perfect-looking milkshakes as they can in just 10 minutes. The winning teams will be safe from elimination and one unlucky judge will get a sweet surprise! Then, the rest of the junior cooks will each have to put their own personal twist on a classic chicken-and-waffles dish.
S06 E05Mar 24, 2018
Recipe for Love Mar 24, 2018 The Top 20 face their toughest team challenge yet: preparing lunch service for a wedding of 75 guests. Both sides will be cooking racks of lamb and pan-seared halibut, and it will be up to the judges to decide which team wins and who from the losing team will head home.
S06 E06Mar 31, 2018
No Sugar, Sugar Mar 31, 2018 The junior home cooks face a mystery box challenge that tasks them with making desserts using natural sweeteners other than sugar.
S06 E07Apr 7, 2018
Donut Sweat It Apr 7, 2018 The junior chefs split up into pairs and have to decorate and frost as many specialty donuts as they can in just 10 minutes, all while being tied by the ankle to their partner! Later in the kitchen, Gordon Ramsay's daughter, Matilda, gives the contestants a masterclass on how to make her version of a hamburger and French fries. Then, the junior chefs must do their best to replicate it before the judges determine who will be sent home.