As some families gather around the stove to make those traditional holiday food offerings, MasterChef Junior Home for the Holidays brings all the holiday cheer to FOX. Ahead of the two-part special, this exclusive clip shows that one of the talented, young chefs has a little extra help in the kitchen.
While Hell’s Kitchen might push the chefs to their limits and Kitchen Nightmares might have brought restaurant owners back from the brink, MasterChef Junior has always been the kinder, gentler Gordon Ramsay led food television show. Even though the chefs might be younger in age, their talents are far beyond the number of birthdays they have experiences.
According to FOX, the special holiday event will delight young and old with the traditional and delicious offerings from these aspiring chefs. As the network shared, the special two-episode event features the following:
"MasterChef Junior: Home for the Holidays is an all-new two-night event where renowned chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes nine young culinary contestants to cook up seasonal delights themed to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and more. Judges Gordon Ramsay, his daughter Tilly Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez and Daphne Oz will crown a winner, who takes home the ultimate holiday gift: a $25,000 grand prize, a Viking Kitchen package and one-of-a-kind MASTERCHEF snow globe trophy. And this holiday season, each junior chef will leave with a kitchen-related prize, including a Viking Kitchen package for the runner-up."
While the prize for these talented young chefs is great, it is not an easy feat to cook a dish to impress the judges. Even if being called a “doughnut” might not be terrible, no one wants to get the fatherly disapproval from Gordon Ramsay. This competition might have a holiday theme, but bad cooking will land people on the naughty list.
Given the gravity of the situation, the young chefs can use a little help in the kitchen. Their parents or siblings are not by their side to help guide them in the right direction. But, a little good luck charm might make the difference in their success or failure.
In this exclusive MasterChef Junior Home for the Holidays clip, Landon has a little friend who can keep the good vibes going in the kitchen.
Landon’s dish features latkes, a popular food served during Hanukkah. Although the short video does not necessarily show how he makes them, it is important to ensure that they do not have a lot of moisture in the potatoes. A wet latke will not fry well and no one wants soggy latkes.
It does seem that Landon has a secret weapon in this competition, his little friend Camo. While the clip will bring smiles all around, Landon cannot rely on his little friend to cook those chicken thighs or make great latkes. Serving raw chicken and soggy latkes to the judges would be a terrible error. It might make him lose one of his gifts from the eight nights of Hanukkah.
How will Landon or the other young chefs fare in MasterChef Junior Home for the Holidays? Tune in Sunday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET and Monday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET or stream the next day on Hulu. Hopefully there will be no coal or naughty lists at the end of these challenges.