MasterChef Junior

The WORST episodes of MasterChef Junior

Every episode of MasterChef Junior ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of MasterChef Junior!

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. The series 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. Host and award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay is joined by renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi, 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.

Last Updated: 8/8/2022Network: FOX
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The Crème de la Crème... Brulee
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6.78
120 votes

#1 - The Crème de la Crème... Brulee

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/17/2015

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.

Grandad Gordon!
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6.82
138 votes

#2 - Grandad Gordon!

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/20/2015

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.

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The Finale
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6.94
126 votes

#3 - The Finale

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/24/2015

In the exciting season finale, the two finalists competes head-to-head and prepare the most important menu of their young lives. Find out which talented junior home cook earns the MasterChef trophy and a $100,000 prize.

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Restaurant Takeover
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6.96
126 votes

#4 - Restaurant Takeover

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/10/2015

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.

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Raw Talent
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7.01
138 votes

#5 - Raw Talent

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/2015

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.

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Daphne's Baby Shower
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7.02
42 votes

#6 - Daphne's Baby Shower

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/14/2022

To celebrate the approaching birth of her baby, judge Daphne Oz challenges the remaining 12 young chefs to divide into 2 teams and create the ultimate savory and sweet balanced meal. The teams must satisfy the cravings of a restaurant full of mothers-to-be or face elimination.

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Easy as Pie
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7.04
140 votes

#7 - Easy as Pie

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2015

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.

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Crackin' Under Pressure
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7.10
159 votes

#8 - Crackin' Under Pressure

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/20/2018

The Top 12 have just 15 minutes to make as many eggs benedict dishes as they can. Then, they must prepare one of the most difficult egg dishes of all time.

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Tag Team
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7.12
155 votes

#9 - Tag Team

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/13/2018

The chefs have 45 minutes to create dishes inspired by their families using farm fresh ingredients.

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The Restaurant Takeover
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7.22
37 votes

#10 - The Restaurant Takeover

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/26/2022

The top six junior chefs put their professional skills to the test during a restaurant takeover at the luxury hotel NoMad in downtown Los Angeles. Executive Chef Rudy Lopez lends his kitchen to the chefs after teaching them how to prepare some of the restaurant's signature dishes. The junior chefs must work together under the pressure and intensity of the kitchen to deliver the usual quality of the restaurant to a packed dining room of guests who have no idea the chefs are kids. The judges decide whose performance lands them in the top five.

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Pop-Up Restaurant
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7.26
180 votes

#11 - Pop-Up Restaurant

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/2/2014

The last six cooks split up into teams to compete in the inaugural restaurant challenge, with the winning group advancing to the semifinals.

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A Can Do Attitude
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7.29
149 votes

#12 - A Can Do Attitude

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/20/2018

The remaining home cooks create their own unique dishes but must use one common ingredient – chocolate. The winner will receive the first-ever MasterChef golden apron and the biggest advantage in series history.

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Where's Walnuts?
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7.31
36 votes

#13 - Where's Walnuts?

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2022

After facing a nutty Mystery Box challenge, 11 junior chefs compete in a fiery elimination challenge. They also welcome back Season 7 winner Che Spiotta.

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Room Service
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7.31
165 votes

#14 - Room Service

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/13/2018

The junior cooks split into teams and take over the kitchen at an upscale hotel; they must run room service during breakfast for the hotel guests.

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The Class of 2015
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7.34
152 votes

#15 - The Class of 2015

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/6/2015

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.

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The Road to the Finale
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7.34
29 votes

#16 - The Road to the Finale

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/23/2022

In the road to the MASTERCHEF Junior Edition finals, host Gordon Ramsay recaps the biggest, most exciting moments of Season Eight. Ramsay counts down with the best bloopers, clips and outtakes of the season.

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Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose
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7.38
47 votes

#17 - Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/7/2022

Gordon Ramsay's daughter, Matilda "Tilly" Ramsay, joins as a guest judge, as the panel challenges the remaining 13 young home cooks to make one of their favorite treats: donuts. The chefs have 60 minutes to prepare two types of donut holes and display them. Those in the elimination challenge transform ugly, stinky ingredients into a delicious dish.

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Motocross Mayhem
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7.42
36 votes

#18 - Motocross Mayhem

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/2022

The Top 10 chefs start their engines for the ultimate race of the season, as they head over to a secret destination for their challenge. The strongest communicators are picked as team captains, as they compete to create the best American-style comfort dish for a team of very hungry motorsport racers. Find out who will take home the checkered flag.

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One Small Step
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7.42
156 votes

#19 - One Small Step

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/20/2015

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.

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The Muppets Take MasterChef
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7.43
229 votes

#20 - The Muppets Take MasterChef

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/4/2017

The Top 6 are split up into two teams, and have 75 minutes to create an entrée for VIP guests who range from firefighters to professional softball players, and construction workers to pilots. The guests will then vote on which dish they prefer and the winning team will receive a huge advantage later on in the competition. Next, the young cooks face an elimination challenge and welcome two surprise guests who will join in the fun – Miss Piggy and Swedish Chef! Then it’s up to the judges to decide who will go home.

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The Finale, Part 2
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7.43
74 votes

#21 - The Finale, Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/4/2019

The final three junior home cooks continue to try to impress the judges by creating the best three-course meal to win the $100,000 grand prize.

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Finale
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7.46
284 votes

#22 - Finale

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/18/2017

In the last cook-off of the season, guest judges Wolfgang Puck and Martha Stewart join, as the two finalists prepare a three-course meal from scratch. In the end, only one will be crowned the winner and receive a check for $100,000.

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Going Bananas
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7.47
112 votes

#23 - Going Bananas

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/12/2019

Twenty-four junior home cooks from across the United States visit the MasterChef kitchen and immediately face difficult lunch and breakfast challenges that include mystery box challenges and creating as many perfect banana splits as they can.

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Tag Team Time
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7.48
100 votes

#24 - Tag Team Time

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/8/2016

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, 8 contestants will compete in a tag team platter challenge using international street food ingredients.

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Under the Big Top
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7.50
104 votes

#25 - Under the Big Top

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/19/2019

The 20 junior home cooks face a carnival-themed challenge that will test their leadership and communication abilities as they prepare meals for Circus Vargas performers.

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