MasterChef Junior is on a nationwide search for the most talented home cooks in America between the ages of 8-13

(must be at least 8 years old as of February 2023)

If you think your child is the next MasterChef Junior,
We’d love to meet them!

Deadline to enter is January 15th!



  • Your child must be at least 8 years old and not older than 13 years old as of February 1, 2023.
  • Your child must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Child (Applicant) AND either one parent or legal guardian must be available for filming starting Early February 2023 for approximately 3 – 4 weeks.
  • Your child must have a valid work permit in hand by February 1, 2023. The Work Permit must be issued by the State of California.
  • Not an offer of employment.