Fox’s Masterchef Junior Looking for Kids

Open Call Auditions for Kids for “Masterchef Junior” Nationwide

The FOX television series MasterChef Junior is gearing up for their open call auditions that will be held in several cities. Casting directors are on the hunt to find the next adorable cast of young budding chefs who are between the ages of 7 and 13 years old. The past winner of their show walked away with $100,000, this year it could be you!

About “MasterChef Junior”

The hit culinary competition series Masterchef Junior gives talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges.

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay is joined by restaurateur and wine expert Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro) on the show’s judging panel. Together, the celebrated food experts will coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like a pro and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way. After a nationwide search, 16 of the best junior home cooks in the country will compete in the Masterchef Junior kitchen. They will face exciting challenges, including a mystery box, a three-legged race and the fan-favorite restaurant takeover, until one talented kid is named America’s newest Masterchef Junior, receiving a $100,000 prize. [Facebook]

What They Are Looking For

Masterchef Junior is on a nationwide search for talented kids between the ages of 8 – 13 who love to cook, from all types of backgrounds, and with a range of cooking styles to audition for MasterChef Junior. Whether your child enjoys cooking delightful desserts or hefty main courses, whether they cook fine French cuisine or prefer a great tasting burger, they want to hear from you. If cooking is your child’s passion, you cannot miss out on this opportunity.

The casting team wants the kids to know they shouldn’t be intimidated by the skill level they see on the show because no one walks into their casting call cooking like a MasterChef! They are looking for passion and the potential to learn and blossom into the MasterChef inside each and every one of them!

Young and Budding Chefs

Kids who love to cook

Between the ages of 7 and 13 years old (as of August 2017)

How to Apply

Those who live in or near a city where open auditions are being held can attend the live auditions. If you plan to attend a live audition click here for more information and to pre-register.

For those who are unable to attend an audition, click here for information on how to send in a video audition.

Everyone must pre-register. For more information visit

This is a fun event for friends and family to all try out together so bring your friends!


JUNE 25th. – New Orleans & Chicago

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Doubletree Chicago – Magnificent Mile
300 E Ohio St,
Chicago, IL 60611

July 9th. – Los Angeles & Jacksonville

Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 Highland Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Omni Jacksonville Hotel
245 Water St,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

July 16th – NYC & Houston

Manhattan NYC – An Affinia Hotel
371 7th Ave,
New York, NY 10001

Houston – TBD

Four Seasons Houston
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

* Cities are subject to change at Producer’s sole discretion

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2 Casting Responses

  1. Cameron

    im a great cook 8 yrs old

  2. Michael