Sixteen young and hopeful finalists entered the kitchen to compete on the eighth season of MasterChef Junior back in March of 2022 and, each week, judges Gordon Ramsay, Daphne Oz, and Aarón Sánchez sent one chef home.
While we don’t yet know which pre-teen will secure the MasterChef trophy, the title, bragging rights, and the $100,000 cash prize, we do know when the Season 8 finale will air. Thanks to a pre-semifinals switch, the last two episodes of Season 8 will air on a different night. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the end of the season.
Though most of the season aired on Thursday nights, MasterChef Junior moved to Tuesdays ahead of the semifinals. The penultimate episode of the season will air on Fox on Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET.
Once their loved ones arrive in the kitchen to cheer them on, the three semifinalists will be tasked with creating a dish inspired that is inspired by their families. Grayson, Liya, and Ivy will have just one hour to create a meal to impress the judges, and to earn a highly-coveted spot in the finale.
The fifteenth and final episode of the season will air the following week, on June 21, 2022 at 9 p.m. ET. Before the final two chefs face off by making a three-course meal, a special will air from 8 p.m. ET until 9 p.m. ET that will show the highlights from the season.
Grayson is an 11-year-old from Austin, Texas, and he’s the oldest semifinalist for Season 8. He’s up against Ivy, an eight-year-old from Darien, Connecticut, who was one of the youngest chefs on the season.