Junior Masterchef Australia

7:30pm Friday, July 27 on Prime

Reality Series

Tonight it’s an encore screening of the Junior MasterChef Grand Finale episodes, played back-to-back as a two-hour special! Who will be Australia’s next Junior MasterChef? It’s a battle that will come down to the wire between 11 year-old Greta and 12 year-old Jack, as the top 20 contestants come back to cheer on their friends. However, before the serious cooking commences, it’s time for bit of fun in the MasterChef Kitchen. The eliminated contestants are split into two teams for one last challenge – a Pressure Test cook off with a twist!

The Remote Control Chef challenge is back, only this time the stakes are higher. Matt cooks for Team 1, while George cooks for Team 2 and the eliminated contestants have the daunting task of directing their respective chefs who are blindfolded and can’t see a thing. In this chaotic cook off, both teams are asked to make Tournedos in a Madeira Sauce with Black Truffle and Chanterelles… in just 20 minutes. Then the serious competition kicks off when Greta and Jack arrive to face two overwhelming challenges.

In each challenge, their dishes are marked out of 50 and the contestant with the highest score at the end of the second challenge will take out the title of Australia’s Junior MasterChef. Their first challenge is an Invention Test that sees Greta and Jack make an original dessert using fruit as their core ingredient. The dishes are judged by George, Gary, Matt and Anna and also by the Queen of Desserts, Donna Hay. The next challenge has our final two contestants totally overwhelmed. In a Pressure Test cook off, Greta and Jack have to replicate Tetsuya’s Steamed Tian of Queensland Spanner Crab with Bean Curd, Water Chestnuts and Junsai in just 80 minutes.

8:35pm Monday, July 23 on Prime

Reality Series

Tonight it’s part two of the Grand Finale and it’s time to find out who will be crowned Australia’s next Junior MasterChef! It’s a battle that will come down to the wire between 11 year-old Greta and 12 year-old Jack, as the top 20 contestants come back to cheer on their friends. In the final challenge, Jack works calmly and methodically while Greta is visibly nervous and flustered. But as we know too well, things can easily change in the MasterChef kitchen and the day is not over yet!

7:30pm Friday, July 20 on Prime

Reality Series

Tonight it’s the Junior MasterChef Semi Final and the pressure is on! With just one spot left in this year’s Grand Finale up for grabs, three of Australia’s top young chefs will do battle under the stunning Opera House sails on Sydney’s famous harbour. For Zac, Harry and Jack, it’s their last chance to impress the judges by delivering their own five star signature dishes. They have only two hours to design and prepare a sensational main course and dessert. The pantry is stacked with every imaginable ingredient – but our young cooks must create their dishes without a recipe.

During the first hour, the boys must deliver their restaurant standard main course. Harry chooses rabbit, a notoriously difficult meat to cook which he has only ever used once before. Zac calls on the techniques of gastronomic genius Heston Blumenthal for inspiration as he creates a full beach scene to plate up his seafood dish. Meanwhile Jack goes right out on a limb by using a smoking technique for his lamb that he has never tried before. With so many cooking firsts being attempted in this semi-final, disaster is impending…

8:30pm Monday, July 16 on Prime

Reality Series

Tonight it’s the Junior MasterChef Finale and it’s time to find out just who will be crowned Australia’s next Junior MasterChef! It’s a battle that will come down to the wire between 11 year-old Greta and 12 year-old Jack, as the top 20 contestants come back to cheer on their friends. However, before the serious cooking commences, it’s time for bit of fun in the MasterChef Kitchen. The eliminated contestants are split into two teams for one last challenge – a Pressure Test cook off with a twist! The Remote Control Chef challenge is back, only this time the stakes are higher.

Matt cooks for Team 1, while George cooks for Team 2 and the eliminated contestants have the daunting task of directing their respective chefs who are blindfolded and can’t see a thing. In this chaotic cook off, both teams are asked to make Tournedos in a Madeira Sauce with Black Truffle and Chanterelles… in just 20 minutes. The serious competition kicks off when Greta and Jack arrive to face two overwhelming challenges. In each challenge, their dishes are marked out of 50 and the contestant with the highest score at the end of the second challenge will take out the title of Australia’s Junior MasterChef.

Their first challenge is an Invention Test that sees Greta and Jack make an original dessert using fruit as their core ingredient. The dishes are judged by George, Gary, Matt and Anna and also by the Queen of Desserts, Donna Hay. The next challenge has our final two contestants totally overwhelmed. In a Pressure Test cook off, Greta and Jack have to replicate Tetsuya’s Steamed Tian of Queensland Spanner Crab with Bean Curd, Water Chestnuts and Junsai in just 80 minutes.

7:30pm Friday, July 13 on Prime

Reality Series

There’s a lot at stake for our top six cheflings in the Junior MasterChef kitchen today. At the end of the day one of them will secure a coveted place in the finale and two of them will be going home.

A huge mystery box with a conveyor belt attached to it is waiting for the junior chefs as they enter the kitchen. George explains the first challenge of the day,”The Conveyor Belt Mystery Challenge”. They kids only have 50 minutes to pick up to five of the 30 ingredients on the conveyor belt and cook a dish, leaving one competitor scrambling for ingredients and running out of time.

Once again they cook up impressive dishes, worthy of any restaurant, right down to the wire. However, with elimination imminent for two of them, the competition is only just heating up!

8:30pm Monday, July 9 on Prime

Reality Series

Tonight it’s the Junior Masterchef Semi Final and the pressure is on! With just one spot left in this year’s Grand Finale up for grabs, three of Australia’s top young chefs will do battle under the stunning Opera House sails on Sydney’s famous harbour. For Zac, Harry and Jack, it’s their last chance to impress the judges by delivering their own five star signature dishes. They have only two hours to design and prepare a sensational main course and dessert. The pantry is stacked with every imaginable ingredient – but our young cooks must create their dishes without a recipe.

During the first hour, the boys must deliver their restaurant standard main course. Harry chooses rabbit, a notoriously difficult meat to cook which he has only ever used once before. Zac calls on the techniques of gastronomic genius Heston Blumenthal for inspiration as he creates a full beach scene to plate up his seafood dish. Meanwhile Jack goes right out on a limb by using a smoking technique for his lamb that he has never tried before. With so many cooking firsts being attempted in this semi-final, disaster is impending…

7:30pm Friday, July 6 on Prime

Reality Series

It’s the pointy end of the competition for our eight Junior MasterChefs. By the end of the day, the top eight will be whittled down to the best six junior chefs and two kids will unfortunately go home. It starts with a ‘Perfect’ challenge in the MasterChef Kitchen, and the kids are asked to cook the ‘Perfect’ Pavlova in 80 minutes. It’s their last opportunity to earn valuable points that will hopefully save them from having to battle it out in a Pressure Test elimination.

8:30pm Monday, July 2 on Prime

Reality Series

There’s a lot at stake for our top six cheflings in the Junior MasterChef kitchen today. At the end of the day one of them will secure a coveted place in the finale and two of them will be going home.

A huge mystery box with a conveyor belt attached to it is waiting for the junior chefs as they enter the kitchen. George explains the first challenge of the day is “The Conveyor Belt Mystery Challenge”. They kids only have 50 minutes to pick up to five of the 30 ingredients on the conveyor belt and cook a dish, leaving one competitor scrambling for ingredients and running out of time.

Once again they cook up impressive dishes, worthy of any restaurant, right down to the wire. However, with elimination imminent for two of them, the competition is only just heating up!

7:30pm Friday, June 29 on Prime

Reality Series

It’s a tricky time in the MasterChef Kitchen, with the top eight mini-chefs practicing the sweet art of food deception, guided by world famous chocolatier, Max Brenner. Their first challenge is to make something that looks savoury but tastes sweet. After tasting Max’s deceptively sweet nacho and hamburger, the kids attempt their own sweet but savoury masterpieces. Chocolate meatballs, sweet spring rolls and a “meat” pie with raspberry sauce all trick the judges’ eyes and taste buds.

Then it’s a MasterChef first – a slumber party! The kids sleep over in the MasterChef Kitchen and what they wake up to is an even bigger surprise… it’s Christmas! The challenge is that the kids must serve up a winning Christmas dish that they usually share with their family every year, with the added incentive that extra points are up for grabs.

8:30pm Monday, June 25 on Prime

Reality Series

It’s the pointy end of the competition for our eight Junior MasterChefs. By the end of the day, the top eight will be whittled down to the best six junior chefs and two kids will unfortunately go home. It starts with a ‘Perfect’ challenge in the MasterChef Kitchen, and the kids are asked to cook the ‘Perfect’ Pavlova in 80 minutes. It’s their last opportunity to earn valuable points that will hopefully save them from having to battle it out in a Pressure Test elimination.