CBBC gets children cooking as Junior MasterChef is announced

masterchef-logoAward-winning CBBC today announces it has commissioned a series of Junior MasterChef and is looking for contestants to take part in the challenge.

Based on the successful MasterChef, and the junior version seen on Children In Need, Junior MasterChef will give some of Britain’s best young cooks the chance to become the Junior MasterChef 2010.

The competition aims to find and encourage talented young cooks who have a flair for making exceptional food from scratch.

In each heat children will be challenged to cook a two-course meal (main and pudding) in just one hour. The range of food will be dictated by the diverse range of children and be based on what they think yummy food is all about.

The 13-part series will have eight heats, two quarter-finals, two semis and a final cook-off with the remaining three children.

The competitors will be aged between nine and 12 years old and have real passion, enthusiasm and potential.

Richard Deverell, Controller, BBC Children’s, said, “It’s wonderful to announce this new series following the success of the special Children in Need episode.

“We hope to inspire children round the country to get cooking in what promises to be an aspirational, fun and enjoyable cooking competition.”

The series will be broadcast in Winter 2009/10.

CBBC is looking for nine to 12 year olds who love cooking to take part in Junior MasterChef. For more information visit www.masterchef.tv. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2009.

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