MasterChef Junior coming to a TV set near you

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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Gordon Ramsay is known for his high expectations and wild temper.

I don’t know about you, but cooking shows are probably my favorite programs to catch on TV. Not only does the sizzling sound of meat make my mouth drool, but I can practically smell the salted boiling potatoes through my television screen. Gordon Ramsay, notoriously known for his foul mouth and bad attitude on shows such as “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen Nightmares” is bringing a new twist to the critically acclaimed show “MasterChef.”

Kids between 8 and 13 who have a passion for cooking will face off on “MasterChef Junior,” which is set to debut Sept 27 on Fox. The reality show is far from what usual Gordon Ramsay viewers expect, but Ramsay assures worried parents that all cursing is kept to a minimum. “I don’t think I swore once,” Ramsay told the Television Critics Association, but 10-year-old competitor Gavin says it happened at least twice. Either way, it’s bleeped out!

If you’re a fan that likes to watch Ramsay rip adults apart with his vicious words, this may not be the program for you. To soften the blow, kids are sent home in pairs during elimination and are encouraged to never give up and keep on trying (words we never expect Gordon to say!). Joining Ramsay on the panel of judges are restaurateur Joe Bastianich and chef Graham Elliot from the original MasterChef.

The first audition is set to feature 24 kids split into three groups of eight to create seafood, pasta, and desserts. The top 12 finalists will then be given a white apron to advance into a series of challenges and cook-offs. Some of these challenges include preparing the traditional English dish Beef Wellington as a tag-team, and then taking over a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles to prepare a three-course meal.

Now if that isn’t enough to have you excited and just a little curious, then let us tell you about the prize. The eventual winner earns $100,000 and the title of Master Chef Junior. So, good luck to all the contestants, this is an entrée you sure won’t want to miss.

Images courtesy of FOX and MasterChef Junior Facebook.