Chopped Junior

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Chopped Junior
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Genre Cooking show
Presented by Ted Allen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 91
Original network Food Network
Original release Invalid date range

Chopped Junior is an American reality-based cooking television game show series hosted by Ted Allen that pits four adolescent chefs against each other competing for a chance to win $10,000.


Like its predecessor Chopped, four chefs compete, however, these contestants are between the ages of 9 and 15. Their challenge is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish that is judged on its creativity, presentation and taste. On each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between four ingredients, and the dish each competitor prepares must use each ingredient in some way, and although forgetting an ingredient isn't an automatic disqualification, the judges will take it into consideration. The ingredients are often not commonly prepared together. The competitors are given access to a pantry and refrigerator stocked with a wide variety of other ingredients.

Unlike the adult version of Chopped, the younger competitors are given 30 minutes for the appetizer round, but the entrée and dessert rounds are both still 30 minutes.

The dishes prepared by the competitors are critiqued by a panel of judges. The dishes are scored based on presentation, taste and creativity. The judges then decide which chef is "chopped," and is eliminated from the competition. The winner receives $10,000 and a coveted Chopped Junior chef's coat.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27) January 19, 2016 (2016-01-19)
2 13 April 26, 2016 (2016-04-26) July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)
3 13 July 26, 2016 (2016-07-26) December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)
4 13 August 9, 2016 (2016-08-09) January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)
5 13 January 31, 2017 (2017-01-31) May 16, 2017 (2017-05-16)
6* 13 March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08) October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)
  • Includes 4 part "Make Me a Judge" special.
7* 13 May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30) September 19, 2017 (2017-09-19)
  • Includes 5 part "Champions" special.

Episode list[edit]