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MasterChef Junior 2022 Winner, Runner-up, Prize Money – Season 8

America’s most popular kids cooking reality show MasterChef Junior 2022 (Season 8) reached it’s finale with top 2 finalists.

This 8th season of MasterChef Junior started on March 17, 2022 with top 16 selected contestants of 8 to 13 years.

From these 16 child cooks, we got 3 contestants who competed to reserve their place in Top 2 of MasterChef Junior 2022.

From them, 8-year-old Ivy Childs got eliminated last week and we got the top 2 finalists of this season i.e. Liya and Grayson.

Now on the finale, these two finalists competed to win this title and to become MasterChef Junior Champion.

The winner of MasterChef Junior 2022 got the MasterChef Trophy 🏆 as well as winning Prize Money of $100,000💰. With this, she also got a new kitchen from Viking Range, a set of countertop appliances from Breville, a set of kitchen tools from OXO, and a free trip to Caesar’s Palace.

MasterChef Junior 2022 Finalists

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Sr no.Contestant NameAgeFromStatusPrize Money
1Grayson Price11Austin, TexasRunner-up N/A
2Liya Chu10Scarsdale, New YorkWinner 🏆$100,000

MasterChef Junior 2022 Winner Details

The winner of MasterChef Junior 2022 is Liya Chu. She lifted the MasterChef trophy.

Winner Name: Liya 🏆

Runner-up Name: Grayson

MasterChef Junior 2022 Winner Prediction

Looking at the entire journey, as per our prediction the winner of MasterChef Junior might be Grayson. Let’s wait for the confirmed results.

MasterChef Junior 2022 Finale Date

If you are looking for finale date and timing, then the 2-hour finale of MasterChef Junior 2022 was on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 8/7c. The first hour showcased “The Road to the Finale” while the actual finale started at 9 on Fox.

MasterChef Junior Season 8 was judged by Gordon Ramsay, Daphne Oz and Aarón Sanchez.

Stay connected with us for all the latest updates and news the grand finale of MasterChef Junior Season 8.

30 Replies to “MasterChef Junior 2022 Winner, Runner-up, Prize Money – Season 8”

  1. I missed the final show, after watching the entire series unfortunately! It was a silly idea to have the last two shows back to back. They could have done without all of the bloopers and blunders of the second last show and just gone ahead with the final show. At first I thought that was what they were doing, but then I realized that they had decided to do this instead. Not exactly a smart plan!!! I am disappointed that I missed the last one!

    • They gave alot to the winner/family. Trip should have gone to the runner up, since they did not get the money.

  2. I agree with all of the comments. Master Chef Junior’s kids always amaze me. They get the best experiences of their young lives learning from 3 phenomenal chefs. You can’t place a price tag on this. However, these children work hard. Hard work deserves to be rewarded. At the very least, Master Chef should give a great prize to their second place contestants.

    I’m team fair. Great job Lita and Grayson. May all of your culinary dreams come to fruition.

  3. I also was VERY disappointed that Grayson did not win and felt the dishes he prepared required far more skill than those prepared by Liya. When Gordon started talking about being generous and adding so many “goodies” to the winner, I was waiting for him to say the runner-up would also receive … Gordon needs to change this “winner take all” mentality for these kids; I mean how disheartening can you get.

    • I agree. Grayson’s dishes were far more complicated than Liya’s. The runner-up should have at least received the extras while the winner wins the cash and the trophy! So unfair to the young kids. The third-place person should have gotten something too.

    • I disagree with you with regards to Grayson. I believe that Leila executed a much better menu although it might have seemed easier if you would listen to the judge as it was not. Also Grayson did not execute his potatoes. However, I do wholeheartedly agree that the runner up should win something for Pete’s Sake; they are Kid’s after all, not adults who can handle a loss better. They should be rewarded with something!

    • I totally agree . It was really disheartening to see the runner up did not get anything .
      This is morally discouraging to the runner up who has also worked very hard to reach the finals .

    • I agree 100%. Grayson should have been given something as a runner up…he did so so well, especially an 11 year old not to receive a bean! He worked so hard. It would be nice to receive an answer as to why Grayson never received anything!!!

  4. These kids work their tails off for months and to get up to the winners circle, only to get 2nd prize with nothing to show for it? Not fair! Second and even third place should get something for all their hard work. Other shows do.

    • Agree whole heartedly. They are kids for goodness sake and should be rewarded even if they come in second place. This year, the first place won multiple things & that’s fine but Ramsey could have made sure 2nd place won something for recognition of their hard work, especially since it was so close.

  5. Very disappointing that the runner up gets nothing and the winner so much. I feel they need to rethink this. To get to the finale is an accomplishment and there should be some kind of an award. This runner up is a very talented and creative cook and he will continue to be very successful.

  6. The runner up – in this case Grayson – should have at least won a consolation prize of the Viking kitchen and all the tools by OXO – for his fight to the finish. I find it very cruel by the MasterChef Junior mgmnt not to acknowledge the great work done by the runner up – Grayson. You dont do that to a child who has worked that hard to give him absolutely NOTHING!!

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