Tryout For MasterChef Junior 2016 – Open Calls Announced

TV cooking show auditions for kids

MasterChef Junior  Auditions for kids who can cook. The Gordon Ramsay junior cooking competition is coming back in 2016 and is now holding auditions to find some young, talented cooks.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is on a nationwide search for up and coming culinary talent… not yet in high school. The show’s casting directors are going coast to coast to find kids between the ages of 8 – 13 to compete on the show and be crowned MasterChef Jr. Kids applying must be between the ages of 8 and 13.

Award-winning Chef and host, Gordon Ramsay will be joined by restaurateur Joe Bastianich as well as acclaimed chef Graham Elliot Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi in the new season that premieres in just a few weeks on November 6th. However, the show is now planning ahead and seeking kids and teens for the 2016 season of the show.  Can your teen cook and handle the heat in Ramsay’s kitchen?  Masterchef Jr.  is looking to showcase your child’s culinary skills. The ‘MasterChef Jr.’  nationwide search will kick off next month.  The show’s casting team is headed to Jacksonville, followed by  Los Angeles, & New York.

There are 2 ways to apply for the show. Parents and kids can attend one of the planned open casting calls (See below for the audition schedule) or if you can’t make it to the open call, parents can send in a video audition to the MasterChef Junior  casting directors.


Casting Calls are coming soon to a city near you! Come and meet the MasterChef Junior Casting Team for your chance to be on the show!

If you are planning to attend an OPEN CALL, please do the following:

  • Please have a parent or legal guardian Pre-register your profile and pick your open call location in advance. PRE-REGISTER HERE 
  • Download the application form HERE, have your parent or legal guardian fill it out and bring a copy with you to an open call. All legal guardians must sign the application form.
  • Bring an apron. We will provide you with the food and the equipment at the open call.
  • A parent or legal guardian must be present at the open call with you.

2016 auditions for MasterChef Junior announced

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

Can’t attend the call?  The show is also accepting online and video auditions for the show. Be sure to see this page for more info.

Get your video in soon. The deadline to submit your video auditions is December 11, 2015.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Jaden Dantzler

    Hi, my name is Jaden Dantzler. I am 11 years old and am in the sixth grade. I been cooking since I was 5 years old. My dreams are to open up the greatest restaurant in the world. I love to show you my cooking skills.

  2. Jenaka Lauretta

    I love to cook and compete. I am 12 years old and would really like to find out when the next casting call for Masteechef Junior will be held.

  3. Johanna Smith

    Wondering when next Jr Masterchef will have open auditions

  4. Gabriel Sanders

    If I get excepted I will be SUPER exited I want to show my cooking to the world, make new friends, and meet the judges. I think I have what it takes. I may be 9 years old but I feel very confident!

  5. Kaleia abraham

    Hi, my name is kaleia. I am 13 years old, 5 foot 3. I love to cook. I’ve been cooking since I was really little. This will be an honor to be on your show. Please consider me. I am very creative. I have been putting in so many applications, I would love to do this.

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