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‘MasterChef Junior’ Season 8: 5 things you need to know about the FOX Cooking show

They're resourceful, talented, and getting started early. As the tiny cooks takeover the Masterchef kitchen, the jury members' task has never been more challenging
UPDATED MAR 15, 2022
Masterchef Junior Season 8 (Instagram @masterchefjunior)
Masterchef Junior Season 8 (Instagram @masterchefjunior)

'MasterChef Junior' returns for its eighth season with 16 adorable chef-contestants, aged 8 to 13, competing for the championship trophy, and $100,000 in prize money. Season eight will see the outstanding young chefs competing in a WWE-themed episode, preparing for a historical renaissance fair, and engaging in a doughnut challenge.

It will be awe-inspiring to witness such a youthful talent. They may be little, but their potential is enormous. This season of 'MasterChef Junior' will be the most difficult to judge yet. But, before we get into the specifics of this special, you might want to see whether you're interested in ‘Top Chef: Houston’, 'Top Chef Family Style’, and ‘Family Food Fight’


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When does ‘MasterChef Junior’ Season 8 release and where can you watch it?

Season eight of MasterChef Junior will premiere on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

What is  ‘MasterChef Junior’ Season 8 all about?

According to Peacock, the official synopsis is as follows: “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR returns for a highly-anticipated eighth  season, giving talented kids the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of mouth-watering challenges. The Top 16 junior chefs, between the ages of 8 and 13, will receive a coveted white apron and must prove that they deserve to stay in the game."

The synopsis also states: "Judges and mentors in Season Eight include world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez, and wellness advocate, author, and new judge Daphne Oz. The three culinary heavyweights will determine which pint-sized home cook will be named America’s next MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, taking home a trophy and $100,000 in prize money. One of the toughest seasons yet, Season Eight will feature even more unique and messy challenges for the judges and chef-testants, including cooking a meal for diners at a historical renaissance fair, participating in a WWE-themed episode, competing to see how they size up to monster trucks at a motocross track, and welcoming Gordon’s daughter, Tilly Ramsay, into the kitchen for a donut challenge."


Who stars on ‘MasterChef Junior’ Season 8?

The top 16 junior chefs will have to complete the season's first mystery assignment in the first episode. Chef Gordon Ramsay, famous chef Aarón Sánchez, health advocate, author, and new judge Daphne Oz are among the judges and mentors in Season Eight. Which pint-sized home cook will be crowned America's next Masterchef junior will be decided by the three culinary titans.


Who are the showrunners?

Executive producers include Ben Adler, Robin Ashbrook, Paul Franklin, Eden Gaha, Patricia Llewellyn, Elisabeth Murdoch, Adeline Ramage Rooney, and Gordon Ramsay.