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MasterChef Junior Season 8 Episodes

18 Episodes 2022 -

Episode 1

Punch and Munch

Thu, Mar 17, 2022 60 mins

Sixteen pint-sized chefs from all around the country are tasked with their first challenge, a secret item they must use as the star of their dish to cook their way into victory. In only 60 minutes, the cooks must impress the three judges - Chef Gordon Ramsay, Chef Aarón Sánchez and, new to this season, New York Times best-selling cookbook author Daphne Oz.

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Episode 2

Junior Edition: Taste It, Make It

Thu, Mar 24, 2022 60 mins

The remaining chefs must collaborate in their groups to create the most show-stopping pizzas in 20 minutes.

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Episode 3

Junior Edition: All's Fair At Ren Faire

Thu, Mar 31, 2022 60 mins

In the first field challenge of the season, the remaining 14 junior chefs split into two teams to prepare a medieval-themed dish for a crowd of lords and ladies.

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Episode 4

Junior Edition: Donut Holes & Hold Your Nose

Thu, Apr 7, 2022 60 mins

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.

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Episode 5

Junior Edition: Daphne's Baby Shower

Thu, Apr 14, 2022 60 mins

To celebrate the approaching birth of her baby, judge and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Daphne Oz challenges the remaining 12 young chefs to divide into two teams and create the ultimate savory and sweet balanced meal.

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Episode 6

Junior Edition: Where's Walnuts?

Thu, Apr 21, 2022 60 mins

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

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Episode 7

Junior Edition: Motocross Mayhem

Thu, Apr 28, 2022 60 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Junior Edition: Jalapeño Business

Thu, May 5, 2022 60 mins

The nine remaining junior chefs create one of the most popular fried, feisty and spicy finger foods.

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Episode 9

Junior Edition: The Big Bake Sale

Thu, May 12, 2022 60 mins

The eight remaining junior chefs split into teams for a bake sale challenge. Gordon, Daphne and Aaron judge four different types of tasty treats on flavor and presentation. Ultimately, one member of the losing team will be going home.

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Episode 10

Junior Edition: Totally Egg-streme!

Thu, May 19, 2022 60 mins

The seven remaining junior chefs test their culinary knowledge of different types of eggs and cuts of steak.

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Episode 11

The Kids Are On A Sugar High

Sun, May 22, 2022 60 mins

The eight junior chefs host their first-ever bake sale as their next team challenge. The judges want to see their versions of four different types of delicious tasty treats to be compared on flavor and presentation. Ultimately, one member of the losing team will be going home.

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Episode 12

Farmyard Frenzy

Sun, May 22, 2022 60 mins

This week the seven remaining junior chefs test their culinary knowledge of different types of eggs and cuts of steak. In 45 minutes, the chefs must create a dish with an egg of their choice, ranging from a tiny quail egg to a giant ostrich egg. The winning chef earns immunity and decides the order the other contestants will choose a cut of steak in an Operation-style game. The winner of the steak challenge will get their recipe published and win a trip to a cattle ranch.

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Episode 13

Junior Edition: The Restaurant Takeover

Thu, May 26, 2022 60 mins

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.

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Episode 14

Junior Edition: Alexander In A Box

Thu, Jun 2, 2022 60 mins

Season One winner Alexander Weiss makes a surprise return, as the chefs are challenged to filet as many fish as they can in 15 minutes. The three chefs who filet the least number of fish will need to create a show-stopping salmon dish to make it to the final four.

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Episode 15

Junior Edition: WWE Tag Team

Thu, Jun 2, 2022 60 mins

The four remaining junior chefs pair up with WWE Superstars, who are much more comfortable in the ring. The winning junior receives tickets to a WWE match. In the elimination challenge, the chefs prepare one of Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes.

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Episode 16

Junior Edition: The Semi-Final

Thu, Jun 9, 2022 60 mins

The three semi-finalists go head-to-head in front of a live audience with a surprise visit from their loved ones. The chefs have one hour to prepare a dish inspired by their families for each judge.

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Episode 17

Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 60 mins

In the road to the 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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Episode 18

Junior Edition: The Finale

Thu, Jun 23, 2022 60 mins

The two finalists compete for the best prizes yet: $100,000, brand-new kitchen appliances and a trip to Las Vegas to dine with Gordon Ramsay at his restaurant. With their families and past contestants in the crowd to cheer them on, the two chefs create an entree and dessert that best represent themselves.

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