From 5,500 young cooks who auditioned from around the country, 50 amazing young chefs made it through for a chance to become one of the Top 12 in Junior MasterChef AustraliaEdit
With the challenges being as big as what their older counterparts faced; the competition level among these Junior MasterChefs is just as high as they face Pressure and Invention Tests plus Team Challenges – all for precious award points from the judges.
After each challenge, the Top 12 contestants are awarded points for their plated piece. The best dish of the challenge will earn 6 points, second will get 4 points and third will get 2 points. Everyone else who plated up a dish will receive 1 point. Bonus points may be awarded at the judges' discretion.
Like MasterChef Australia, the Junior contestants will be under the watchful eye of judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston and newcomer to the table – Anna Gare. Under their guidance, the Junior MasterChefs will learn, grow and take their skills to the next level and maybe even become the very first Junior MasterChef Australia.