‘MasterChef Junior’: Meet The Kids From Season 3

19 young home cooks represent seven different states!


It’s time to get cooking again!

A new crop of 19 young home cooks are heading to Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen for season 3 of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR.

Last season’s best unscripted series returns Tuesday, January 6 on Fox.

The new crew includes two 8 year-olds, four 9 year-olds and three 10 year-olds, five 11 year-olds and five 12 year-olds, representing seven different states!

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Check back with TheTVPage.com soon for contestant interviews and full coverage of the competition.

In the meantime, can guess who will win based on this very basic info?

Season 3 Contestant A.J. from 'MasterChef Junior'AJ
Age: 10

Hometown: Freeport, NY
Signature Dish: Grilled Chicken Wrap
Favorite Dish to Eat:“Angel hair spaghetti and meat balls!”
Alexis of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3ALEXIS
Age: 8

Hometown: Gilroy, CA
Signature Dish: Barbecued Breaded Chicken
Favorite Dish to Eat: “I love to eat clams and lobster with garlic and butter sauce.  And lots of lemon.”

Andrew of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3ANDREW
Age: 11
Hometown: West Deptford, NJ
Signature Dish: Chicken Milanese with Creamed Spinach and Cucumber Peels
Favorite Dish to Eat: “I enjoy all types of food, but my favorite is homemade pasta and meatballs.”
Ayla of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3AYLA
Age: 11
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Signature Dish: Pumpkin and Corn Soup
Favorite Dish to Eat: “St. Louis-style barbecue ribs!”
Cory of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3CORY
Age:
9
Hometown: Englewood, NJ
Signature Dish: Blackened Mahi Mahi with Lemon Garnish
Favorite Dish to Eat: “I love sushi!”
Jack of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3JACK
Age: 
12
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Signature Dish: Sweet and Sour Chilean Sea Bass with Asian Noodles, Shitake Mushrooms and Bok Choy
Favorite Dish to Eat: “Sushi!”
Jenna of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3JENNA KLONER
Age: 
12
Hometown: New York, NY
Signature Dish: Sesame-Crusted Flash-Fried Tuna with Avocado on a Bed of Arugula 
Favorite Dish to Eat: “Definitely steamed mussels in a white wine garlic sauce. I always eat it on my birthday.”
Jianna of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3JIANNA GARCIA
Age:
9
Hometown: Providence Village, TX
Signature Dish: Micro Baked Apple Crumble and a Spinach Strawberry Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing
Favorite Dish to Eat: “A big, fat, juicy steak with a loaded baked potato.”
Jimmy of 'MasterChef Junior' Season 3JIMMY WARSHAWSKY 
Age:
12
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Signature Dish: Almond Ricotta Pancakes with Almond Whip Cream
Favorite Dish to Eat: “Even though I love to cook and experiment with really high-end, fancy foods, my absolute favorite food to eat is just plain old s’mores. I could eat those all day and night!”
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