NYC Spring 2014 Presenters:
MasterChef Junior’s Jack and Alexander

Main Stage Demonstration

Alexander Weiss is 13-years-old and lives in Manhattan, New York.  He was the winner of MasterChef Junior season 1 on FOX.  Alexander credits his parents for his cooking style.  He has great ease and confidence in the kitchen.  He loves to bake and is also active in a lot of other extra curricular activities such as Boy Scouts, the debate team, playing the clarinet and performing comedy routines.

Jack Hoffman is 11-years-old and lives in East Rockaway, New York.  He was a contestant on season one of MasterChef Junior on FOX.  In addition to cooking, Jack is an accomplished pianist, an avid bowler and loves to play tennis.  He is also a bit of a jokester who loves WWE wrestling.  Jack dreams of having his own cooking show one day.



Move over grown-ups…the kids are taking over the kitchen! MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is a culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook. Based on the hugely successful U.K. format, the series extends the MASTERCHEF brand in the U.S. to include a younger group of aspiring masterchefs.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR will give budding cooks the exciting opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs. Similar to MASTERCHEF, host and award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay will be joined by restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro) on the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR judging panel. Together, the celebrated food experts will coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.

After a nationwide search, the best junior home cooks in the country will create their best seafood, pasta or dessert dish and present it to the judges in the audition round. Those who impress the judges will continue in the competition, during which they will face exciting challenges – including taking over a celebrated fine dining restaurant – until one talented kid is named America's first-ever MASTERCHEF JUNIOR.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on the format created by Franc Roddam and Shine. Shine International handles distribution for the MASTERCHEF format. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.

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