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Published on February 16th, 2012 | by rodmagaru |


The LIVE COOK OFF! Pinoy Junior Masterchef Grand FINALS!


Final Four kiddie cooks Kyle, Mika, Jobim, Philip at the Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition press conference

After hurdling the intense weekly culinary battles and impressing the Filipino public with their creations, the Final Four kiddie cooks Jobim, Kyle, Mika, and Philip will rise to their final cooking challenge in the “Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition Finale: The Live Cook-off” this Saturday (Feb 18) at 6 p.m.

Host Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo with Final Four kiddie cooks Mika, Kyle, Philip, and Jobim

Armed with months of training in the competitive arena of “Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition,” the four talented kids will be preparing their dishes live at the Treston International College in a bid to become the first ever Junior MasterChef who will bring home P1 million and a culinary scholarship.

Meanwhile, P500,000 will be awarded to the competition’s second placer, and P250,000 each to the third and fourth placers.

Host Judy Ann-Santos and judges Chef Ferns, Chef Lau, at Chef Jayps will be sampling and criticizing the kiddie cooks’ dishes, which will represent the skills and knowledge they have gained in the MasterChef kitchen.

To help the three judges decide, 100 people from different sectors of society will critique the recipes the Final Four will whip up in a separate but equally intense cooking test.

“Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition” became the most watched show last Sunday (Feb 12) when it revealed Jobim, Kyle, Mika, and Philip as the Final Four kiddie cooks. The episode garnered a 21.9% national TV rating, based on data from Kantar Media.

Host Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo with judges Chef Lau (leftmost), Chef Ferns, and Chef Jayps at the Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition press conference

The kiddie cooking reality show also defeated its rival program last Saturday (Feb 11) when it garnered a 22.0% rating against “Manny Many Prizes” (12.4%) of GMA-7.

Meanwhile, Pancake House restaurant serves dishes inspired by the top-rating kiddie cooking reality show such as cabbage lumpia in coconut breading, rice in ampalaya silog, porksilog steak, and tofu eggplant salad.


Don’t miss the final face-off of Jobim, Kyle, Mika, and Philip in the “Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition Finale: The Live Cook-off” this Saturday (Feb 18), 6 p.m. on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, like on Facebook, follow @jrmasterchef_ph on Twitter, or visit


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