Is Masterchef Junior fake/ staged/ scripted? Let us find out the truth behind the eye-catching reality series where kids test their culinary skills.

Masterchef Junior is an American reality series. To be precise, it is a cooking competition that involves children from age 8 to 13 years.

Based on the format of the British series Junior MasterChef, it was first aired on 27 September 2013 on Fox TV. Since then, people are crazy about this show.

The reality series has already premiered 7 seasons and currently, the 8th season is running. The first episode of the recent season aired on 17 March 2022.


Is Masterchef Junior Fake/ Staged?

Although Masterchef Junior is rumored to be fake/ staged, there is no evidence to support the claims.

Some people are skeptical about it since they believe that children of such a young age group can not be experienced in the kitchen as featured on the show.

The Junior chefs seem professional and even make the complicated dishes perfectly. That is why it is perfectly fine for any individual to have such doubts in mind about the show.

But to claim that the show is fake or staged just because the children seem more talented is not worth it. The kids can do multiple works better than an adult or a grown-up can do.

However, they might receive some help from their parents or chefs which is often clipped during post-production.

Masterchef Junior Controversy On Reddit Explained

Masterchef Junior has been in controversy for years and various Reddit discussions are evident.

People on Reddit have speculated for years that the show is either staged or scripted but not real. They can not believe that the children are so talented that they can compete with a pro chef.

As per a user Crazy186, she is in unbelief because the juniors made such complicated dishes like beef wellington and souffle that even a chef finds hard to make.

In the same thread, people have commented that the kids should have been taking high-end cooking classes and they are prepped for the show before even entering the competition.

Also, there are several YouTube videos displaying how Masterchef Junior is fake and scripted.

Masterchef Junior Judges And Contestants- When Was Season 8 Filmed?

As per Wikipedia, the judges for the 8th season of Masterchef Junior are Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez, and Daphne Oz.

There were a total of 24 contestants selected from all over the U.S. Only 16 participants had been selected from them and their skills were tested on the first episode.

The contestants of the Masterchef Junior are A’Dan Lisaula, Abir Bhatia, Andrew Lee,  Ciara Rogers, Cruz Benjamin, Eva Kozar, Freddy Taylor, Grayson Price, Ivy Childs, Jilian Maher, Liya Chu, Maclain Rockett, Molly Leighninger, Starla Chapman, Tegan Bahm, and Blake Schmidt.

Blake Schmidt was eliminated after he failed to qualify in the first round.

Masterchef Junior Season 8 was filmed in 2019, ere the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was officially announced to air in September of 2020. However, it was replaced by I Can See Your Voice and postponed for the 2021-22 TV season