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"Masterchef Junior" debuts Sept. 27 on Fox

Melissa Hayer Published: September 24, 2013
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR: The new culinary competition series for talented kids, gives budding cooks between the ages of eight and 13 the opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay (back row C), restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (back row R) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (back row L) coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way. The new culinary competition premieres at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Becker/ FOX.
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR: The new culinary competition series for talented kids, gives budding cooks between the ages of eight and 13 the opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay (back row C), restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (back row R) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (back row L) coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way. The new culinary competition premieres at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Becker/ FOX.

The new cooking competition series “Masterchef Junior” premieres at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 on Fox.

Twenty-four junior home cooks between the ages of eight and 13 serve up their signature dishes to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot in the first episode.

Below are the names, ages and hometowns of the “Masterchef Junior” Top 24 contestants, provided by Fox:

NAME, AGE, HOMETOWN

Alexander, 13, New York, NY
Lishai, 11, Los Angeles, CA
Amanda, 12, Franklin Square, NY
Mina, 11, Pomona, CA
Daniel, 11, Hawthorne, NY
Molly, 12, Pasadena, CA
Dara, 12, Culver City, CA
Nathan, 8, Woodland Hills, CA
Ethan, 11, Riverside, CA
Noah, 12, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Franco, 11, Massapequa, NY
Roen, 12, Brooklyn, NY
Gavin, 10, San Francisco, CA
Sage, 13, Rossmoor, CA
Hana, 10, Claremont, CA
Sara, 12, Studio City, CA
Jack, 10, East Rockaway, NY
Sarah, 9, Culver City, CA
Jewels, 12, Manalapan, NJ
Sofia, 12, Brooklyn, NY
Justin, 11, Neptune, NJ
Tommy, 11, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Kaylen, 11, Culver City, CA
Troy, 12, Thousand Oaks, CA

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