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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Nov. 5, 2015) - Watch Mount Pleasants’ own Sam Sy on MasterChef Junior Friday, November 6, at 8 p.m. Sam plays on the U12 MUSC soccer team with Mount Pleasant Rec and attends Cario Middle School.
Children between the ages of 8 and 13 apply to become a contestant on the series. 24 applicants are chosen to audition. At the auditions, the applicants are split into three groups. One group prepares seafood dishes, one prepares pasta dishes and one group prepares dessert dishes to present to the judges. 12 of the applicants become contestants for the next round and all 24 receive one of the MasterChef franchise's signature aprons that they get to keep, regardless of their progress.
After the audition round, two contestants are sent home per episode. The winner receives a prize of $100,000 and the MasterChef Junior trophy.