MasterChef Junior (U.S. season 7)

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MasterChef Junior (U.S. season 7)
Country of originUnited States
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseMarch 12, 2019 (2019-03-12) –
present
Season chronology
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Season 6

Season 7 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef Junior premiered on Fox on March 12, 2019.[1] The season is hosted by regular judges Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and Aarón Sanchez.[1]

Top 24[edit]

Source for first names, ages, and hometowns:[2]

Contestant Age Hometown Status
Aaron Smith[3][4] 10 Powder Springs, Georgia Top 6
Che Spiotta[5] 12 Boiceville, New York
Ivy 11 Atlanta, Georgia
Malia Brauer[6] 11 Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
Reid Briggs[7] 8 Newnan, Georgia
Sadie Suskind[8] 12 Seattle, Washington
Jaala Smith[9] 10 Pawtucket, Rhode Island Eliminated May 14
Matthew Smith[10] 8 Livingston, New Jersey
Ben Brown[11] 11 Morristown, New Jersey Eliminated May 7
Rhashad Lawery[7] 12 Milton, Georgia
Brielle Jones[7] 8 Conley, Georgia Eliminated April 23
Kyle Sisitsky[12] 11 Rye, New York
Evie 11 Atlanta, Georgia Eliminated April 16
Kate Hendon[13] 8 Roanoke, Alabama
Jayden Ingalls[14] 12 San Antonio, Texas Eliminated April 2
Nayeli Mendoza[14] 9 San Antonio, Texas
Mateo 8 Demarest, New Jersey Eliminated March 26
Talulah 11 New York, New York
Ashley Johnson[15] 9 Queens, New York Eliminated March 19
Tal Schulmiller[16] 13 Port Washington, New York
Shannen Hosman[12] 9 Scarsdale, New York Eliminated March 12
Thomas Reyna[14] 12 Boerne, Texas
Miguel Mejía[17] 12 Atlanta, Georgia
Neko Masi[14] 11 San Antonio, Texas

Note: It is Fox's policy to not publish the last names of minor contestants. Any last name not listed has not been properly cited/sourced at this time.

Elimination table[edit]

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Aaron IN IN IMM IMM PT IN IN LOW IN IN IN WIN IN IMM LOW IN LOW IN IN
Che IN IN IMM IMM NPT IN IMM LOW LOW IN IN WIN HIGH IN LOW IN WIN WIN IN
Ivy WIN IMM IMM IMM NPT IN IMM WIN IMM IN IN PT IN IN IMM IMM WIN HIGH WIN
Malia IN IN LOW WIN NPT IN HIGH LOW IN IN WIN WIN IN WIN WIN IMM WIN IN LOW
Reid IN IN IMM IMM WIN HIGH IN LOW IN IN IN WIN WIN IMM WIN IMM WIN IN WIN
Sadie WIN IMM LOW HIGH WIN IN IN WIN IMM IN IN WIN IN IN LOW IN WIN IN LOW
7 Jaala IN IN IMM IMM LOW IN IN LOW IN HIGH WIN WIN HIGH IN WIN IMM WIN IN ELIM
Matthew IN IN WIN IMM WIN WIN IMM IMM IMM IN IN PT IN IN LOW LOW PT HIGH ELIM
9 Ben WIN IMM WIN IMM WIN IN HIGH LOW WIN IN IN LOW IN LOW LOW LOW ELIM
Rhashad IN LOW LOW IN WIN IN IMM WIN IMM HIGH IN PT IN IN LOW LOW ELIM
11 Brielle IN IN LOW LOW WIN HIGH LOW WIN IMM IN IN WIN IN ELIM
Kyle IN IN LOW LOW WIN IN LOW WIN IMM IN IN WIN IN ELIM
13 Evie IN WIN IMM IMM WIN IN IMM LOW IN WIN IN ELIM
Kate IN IN IMM IMM PT IN IN LOW IN IN IN ELIM
15 Jayden IN IN LOW IN WIN IN IMM LOW ELIM
Nayeli IN IN IMM IMM WIN IN HIGH LOW ELIM
17 Mateo IN IN IMM IMM PT IN ELIM
Talulah IN WIN IMM IMM WIN IN ELIM
19 Ashley IN IN WIN IMM ELIM
Tal IN IN WIN IMM ELIM
21 Shannen IN IN LOW ELIM
Thomas IN WIN LOW ELIM
23 Miguel IN ELIM
Neko IN ELIM
     (WINNER) This cook won the competition.
     (RUNNERS-UP) These cooks finished in second place.
     (WIN) The cook won an individual challenge (Mystery Box Challenge, Elimination Test, Pressure Test, or Skills Challenge).
     (WIN) The cook was on the winning team in the Team Challenge and directly advanced to the next round.
     (HIGH) The cook was one of the top entries in the individual challenge but didn't win.
     (IN) The cook was not selected as a top or bottom entry in an individual challenge.
     (IN) The cook was not selected as a top or bottom entry in a Team Challenge.
     (IMM) The cook did not have to compete in that round of the competition and was safe from elimination.
     (IMM) The cook was selected by the Mystery Box Challenge winner and didn't have to compete in the Elimination Test.
     (RET) The cook won the Reinstation Challenge and returned to the competition.
     (LOW) The cook was one of the bottom entries in an individual challenge or Pressure Test, and advanced.
     (LOW) The cook was one of the bottom entries in a Team Challenge, and they advanced.
     (PT) The cook was on the losing team in the Team Challenge, competed in the Pressure Test, and advanced.
     (NPT) The cook was on the losing team in the Team Challenge, but did not compete in the Pressure Test, and advanced.
     (ELIM) The cook was eliminated.

Episodes[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date U.S. viewers (millions)
651"New Kids on the Block"March 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)2.82[18]

  • Mystery Box Challenge: The contestants are given their MasterChef aprons and are challenged to make a breakfast dish in 45 minutes. Ben, Ivy, and Sadie have the top three dishes; all of them win the challenge and are safe from elimination.
  • Challenge Winners/Immune: Ben Brown, Ivy and Sadie Suskind
  • Elimination Challenge: The remaining kids have one hour to make one of three school lunches, with the winners choosing who has to cook which dish. Evie, Talulah, and Thomas have the best three dishes, while Kyle, Mateo, Miguel, Neko, Rashad and Shannen are called up. Miguel, Neko, and Rashad end up in the bottom.
  • Winners: Evie, Talulah and Thomas Reyna
  • Bottom three: Miguel Mejía, Neko Masi and Rhashad Lawery
  • The judges save Rhashad, sending Miguel and Neko home.
  • Eliminated: Miguel Mejía and Neko Masi
662"Going Bananas"March 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)2.56[18]

  • Team Challenge: The contestants randomly draw bananas with colored stickers on them to assign teams. The Yellow Team is Tal, Matthew, Ashley and Ben; the Pink Team is Jayden, Sadie, Malia and Brielle; and the Green Team is Shannen, Rashad, Kyle and Thomas. All other contestants do not have to compete and are safe for the rest of the day. Each team must assemble as many perfect banana splits as possible in 15 minutes while having their feet tied together. The Yellow Team wins the challenge and are safe in the next round, while all the teams get to pour banana split toppings on the judges.
  • Immune: Aaron Smith, Che Spiotta, Evie, Ivy, Jaala Smith, Kate Hendon, Mateo, Naeyli Mendoza, Reid Briggs and Talulah
  • Challenge Winners/Immune: Ashley Johnson, Ben Brown, Matthew Smith and Tal Schulmiller
  • Elimination Challenge: The other two teams must make a dish within 60 minutes featuring live lobster that they must kill and cook. The best dish belonged to Malia, and the second best to Sadie, while Thomas, Brielle, Shannen and Kyle are called out in the bottom.
  • Challenge Winner: Malia Brauer
  • Bottom four: Brielle Jones, Kyle Sisitsky, Shannen Hosman and Thomas Reyna
  • The judges save Brielle and Kyle, eliminating Shannen and Thomas
  • Eliminated: Shannen Hosman and Thomas Reyna
673"Under the Big Top"March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)2.79[19]

  • Team Challenge: The kids are taken to a circus where they are randomly split into teams. Che is captain of the Red Team along with Aaron, Ashley, Ivy, Jaala, Kate, Malia, Mateo, Sadie and Tal; Evie is the captain of the Blue Team along with Ben, Brielle, Jayden, Kyle, Matthew, Nayeli, Reid, Rhashad and Talulah. The teams must cook a lunch for 51 circus performers. They have 45 minutes to prep and 60 minutes to serve the meals. The Blue Team wins the challenge.
  • Challenge Winners/Immune: Ben Brown, Brielle Jones, Evie, Jayden Ingalls, Kyle Sisitsky, Matthew Smith, Nayeli Mendoza, Reid Briggs, Rhashad Lowery and Talulah.
  • Pressure Test: Che, Ivy and Malia are declared exempt from the Pressure Test for doing well in the team challenge. The other Red Team members must make their best birthday cake. Sadie makes the best cake, while Kate, Mateo and Aaron are also all safe, leaving Ashley, Jaala and Tal in the bottom.
  • Immune: Che Spiotta, Ivy and Malia Brauer
  • Challenge Winner: Sadie Suskind
  • Bottom three: Ashley Johnson, Jaala Smith and Tal Schulmiller
  • Jaala is saved, thus sending Ashley and Tal home.
  • Eliminated: Ashley Johnson and Tal Schulmiller
684"Off the Hook"March 26, 2019 (2019-03-26)2.75[20]

  • Mystery Box Challenge: The contestants have 60 minutes to make their best fish dish. Matthew, Brielle and Reid are called up for the best dishes, with Matthew announced as the winner.
  • Challenge Winner/Immune: Matthew Smith
  • Elimination Challenge: Matthew gets to choose which of three ingredients the remaining contestants must make their next dish with, and he chooses citrus fruits. He also gets to save five contestants from the challenge; he saves Rhashad, Che, Ivy, Jayden and Evie. The remaining contestants have 60 minutes to make their dish. Malia, Nayeli and Ben were all praised for their dishes, while Mateo, Brielle, Kyle and Talulah are called out as the bottom four.
  • Immune: Che Spiotta, Evie, Ivy, Jayden Ingalls and Rhashad Lawery
  • Bottom four: Brielle Jones, Kyle Sisitsky, Mateo and Talulah
  • Kyle and Brielle are both safe, sending Mateo and Talulah home.
  • Eliminated: Mateo and Talulah
695"Something to Trifle With"April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)2.74[21]

  • Team Challenge: The contestants will be divided into three teams of five each, and each team must make as many perfect trifles as they can in 20 minutes. The kids must dig through an over-sized trifle to find tokens which will assign them their teams. Matthew finds the gold token, which makes him immune from all challenges for the day. The Red Team consists of Kyle, Brielle, Sadie, Ivy and Rashad; the Yellow Team has Aaron, Malia, Kate, Jayden and Nayeli; and the Green Team is Reid, Ben, Che, Evie and Jaala. The losing teams will have pudding poured on them to indicate that they have not won. The Red Team wins the challenge, and all teams have pudding dumped on them for fun.
  • Immune: Matthew Smith
  • Challenge Winners/Immune: Brielle Jones, Ivy, Kyle Sisitsky, Rashad Lawery and Sadie Suskind
  • Elimination Challenge: The remaining contestants will have 60 minutes to make three of their best sliders. Ben makes the best dish of the challenge, while Jayden, Nayeli and Che are called out in the bottom.
  • Challenge Winner: Ben Brown
  • Bottom three: Che Spiotta, Jayden Ingalls and Nayeli Mendoza
  • Che is saved, sending Jayden and Nayeli home.
  • Eliminated: Jayden Ingalls and Nayeli Mendoza
706"Quacking Under Pressure"April 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)2.65[22]

  • Mystery Box Challenge: After showing how to break down a duck by Aarón, the contestants have one hour to break down their own duck and cook one duck dish. Jaala, Rashad, and Evie have the best three duck dishes, with Evie as the winner. Afterwards, the kids enjoy cupcakes on the patio.
  • Challenge Winner: Evie
  • Elimination Challenge: All contestants will have to work in pairs with Evie choosing the pairs. Each team has to make a dozen cupcakes, and the winning pair will have their recipe published in the all-new "MasterChef Junior Cookbook." Evie chooses Sadie as her teammate, then she pairs Brielle with Ben, Malia with Jaala, Matthew with Ivy, Rashad with Reid, Kyle with Che, and Kate with Aaron. Jaala and Malia are the winners of this challenge.
  • Challenge Winners: Jaala Smith and Malia Brauer
  • The judges decide not to eliminate anyone, as all pairs performed well.
  • Eliminated: None
717"Camp MasterChef"April 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)2.49[23]

  • Team Challenge: The contestants are taken to a MasterChef Junior kids campsite, where they will cook lunch for 51 campers. Jaala and Malia are the team captains because they won the last challenge. Jaala captains the Red Team of Aaron, Che, Kyle, Sadie, Brielle and Reid, while Malia captains the Blue Team of Evie, Rashad, Ivy, Ben, Matthew and Kate. The winning team will be safe and have their recipe published in Family Circle magazine. The Red Team wins the challenge.
  • Challenge Winners/Immune: Aaron Smith, Brielle Jones, Che Spiotta, Jaala Smith, Kyle Sisitsky, Reid Briggs and Sadie Suskind
  • Pressure Test: The Blue Team members must make a chocolate coconut cream pie. Malia wins this challenge, while Ben, Kate and Evie are called out as the bottom.
  • Challenge Winner: Malia Brauer
  • Bottom three: Ben Brown, Evie and Kate Hendon
  • Ben is saved, sending Kate and Evie home
  • Eliminated: Evie and Kate Hendon
728"Kidz Bop Kitchen"April 23, 2019 (2019-04-23)2.97[24]

  • Mystery Box Challenge: The Mystery Box ingredients have been chosen by members of Kidz Bop, who have been invited to watch this contest. The contestants have one hour to make their best dish using any of the ingredients in the box. The top three dishes belong to Jaala, Reid and Che, and Reid wins the challenge.
  • Challenge Winner/Immune: Reid Briggs
  • Elimination Challenge: Reid gets to choose one contestant to be safe in this round, and he chooses Aaron. Reid gets to choose the ingredient the remaining contestants must make their dishes with, based on dishes the judges loved as a child. The choices are cereal, cheese, and canned tuna, and Reid chooses canned tuna. Malia makes the best dish of the night, while Kyle, Brielle and Ben are called out in the bottom.
  • Immune: Aaron Smith
  • Challenge Winner: Malia Brauer
  • Bottom three: Ben Brown, Brielle Jones and Kyle Sisitsky
  • Brielle and Kyle are both eliminated.
  • Eliminated: Brielle Jones and Kyle Sisitsky
739"Pasta Race"April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)2.86[25]

  • Team Challenge: The kids are split into three teams of three contestants. They randomly draw colored pasta to assign teams. Ivy draws the black pasta and is immune for the day. The Green Team is Malia, Jaala and Reid; the Yellow Team is Matthew, Rhashad and Che; the Red Team is Aaron, Ben and Sadie. Each team is in a race to roll out a single pasta sheet that is 24 feet long. The winning team wins immunity and gets to dump a large bowl of pasta sauce on their assigned judge. The Green Team wins the challenge, and eventually all the judges have sauce poured on them.
  • Immune: Ivy
  • Challenge Winners/Immune: Jaala Smith, Malia Brauer and Reid Briggs
  • Elimination Challenge: The remaining contestants must make three different types of éclairs. Matthew, Rhashad and Ben are left as the bottom three.
  • Bottom three: Ben Brown, Matthew Smith and Rhashad Lowery
  • The judges decide to not send anyone home this week. In addition, all remaining contestants are invited to take part in next summer's MasterChef Junior summer camp.
  • Eliminated: None
7410"Girl Power"May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)2.88[26]

  • Team Challenge: The kids are split into teams with contestants that have never been captain before. Ivy captains the Blue team and wins a coin toss, allowing her to choose her entire team at once; she picks Malia, Reid, Che and Sadie; Rhashad captains the Red Team with Aaron, Ben, Jaala and Matthew. Both teams will be cooking meals for guests of the MasterChef Junior restaurant who are all women, including former MasterChef and MasterChef Junior winners. The Blue Team wins the challenge.
  • Challenge Winners/Immune: Che Spiotta, Ivy, Malia Brauer, Reid Briggs and Sadie Suskind
  • Pressure Test: The Red Team members must replicate Gordon's signature scallop dish after he demonstrates how to make it. Jaala wins the Pressure Test, while Rhashad, Ben and Aaron are left in the bottom.
  • Challenge Winner: Jaala Smith
  • Bottom three: Aaron Smith, Ben Brown and Rhashad Lowery
  • Aaron is saved, sending Ben and Rhashad home.
  • Eliminated: Ben Brown and Rhashad Lowery
7511"Too Corny"May 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)2.84[27]

  • Mystery Box Challenge: After being showered with corn, the kids must make a dish featuring different types of corn in 60 minutes. The top three dishes belong to Che, Matthew and Ivy, and Che wins the challenge.
  • Challenge Winner: Che Spiotta
  • Team Challenge: Che gets to choose the contestants to pair up in the annual tag team challenge. Che teams with Aaron, Ivy teams with Reid, Jaala teams with Matthew, and Malia teams with Sadie. All teams must make a platter of six different tapas in one hour, with the contestants switching out every ten minutes, and both members of the losing team will be eliminated. The winning team is Reid and Ivy. Jaala, Matthew, Malia and Sadie are the teams in the bottom.
  • Challenge Winners: Ivy and Reid Briggs
  • Bottom four: Jaala Smith, Matthew Smith, Malia Brauer and Sadie Suskind
  • The team of Malia and Sadie are saved, sending Jaala and Matthew home.
  • Eliminated: Jaala Smith and Matthew Smith
7612"The Restaurant Takeover"May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)[28]TBD
7713"The Semi-Final"May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)[28]TBD
7814"The Finale, Part 1"June 4, 2019 (2019-06-04)[28]TBD
7915"The Finale, Part 2"June 4, 2019 (2019-06-04)[28]TBD

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