The big little three go head to head to head in a predictable yet adorable finale that inspired this belated podcast recap. For the last time this season, experience the hosts of AfterChef Junior discuss kidnapping the children next door, showing off their Southern accents and, once again, using the phrase “Cincinnati’s famous pumpkin chilli” for absolutely no good reason. Thanks for a magical season, friends! If you can hit us up with a cute lil review we’d be over the moon. See you at MasterChef Junior Live this fall, where we will be attending whether or not we’re invited!
It’s the semi-finals of MCJ season 7 and you know what THAT means: the hosts of AfterChef Junior are now deeply invested in both these top six contestants and the imaginary children they’ve agreed to raise in an aggressively pro-cooking environment! This episode, Jenni reveals that she’s mastered the art of food buzzwords, Stacey promises to buy a child a car and Max shakes his head in disappointment over and over again. PLUS an exclusive interview with GOLDEN CHILD Chef Matthew who is full of inspirational wisdom, mostly regarding dreaming it and/or doing it. WHAT A RIDE!
In a very special restaurant takeover episode of a restaurant that is allegedly real, Sadie proves herself an incredible leader ONCE AGAIN and diners prove themselves unimaginative in their reviews. Why are we NEVER invited to these things?
The AfterChef Junior gang gets serious about finances and makes some exciting job offers to literally anyone out there who is listening. Also this ep: tears on tears on tears.
HEY LADIES! It's a new episode of AfterChef Junior and we're talking about feminism and also more about Cincinnati and also starting as many feuds as we can. You know, the basic topics that any good show about children cooking will inspire.
We can barely focus on anything this episode as we discover that MasterChef Junior LIVE is coming to American cities nowhere near us, but somehow, we power through. In a very special double episode, the experts at AfterChef Junior discuss last meals and the lure of Cincinnati, and worry extensively about whether or not the Kids Bop crew are experiencing a healthy childhood.
The threat of murder-by-chicken cast a shadow over what should have been a fun day out at camp, but that sort of traumatic pressure is exactly why we tune into this family friendly show and then provide family friendly commentary to match. Apologies in advance that we’re going to be talking about Gordon’s butt briefly, BUT we also have Chef Evie on the podcast today so hopefully her charms and leadership skills make up for our vulgarity?
This week, the kids slay their cupcake challenge and we get off-topic (surprise!), delving into some foxy childhood crushes and the ethics of giving children espresso.
This episode is the OPPOSITE of a pineapple turkey burger nightmare, oozing with STUNNING accusations of cultish behaviour, BEAUTIFUL descriptions of what it's like to have cake up your nose and ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT confessions that we have never watched any MCJ bonus content. Whether you're from France or Florida, we hope you'll tune in.
After technical errors galore and international jetsetting, our trio of intrepid children's-cooking-competition judges are BACK IN ACTION with a whole new slew of bold ideas for show improvement (shaved heads?), conspiracy theories (does Matthew have POWERS?) and upsetting focus on lobster murder.
t's our last episode of a tumultuous season and we're celebrating by eating an overdue ice cream cake and 'shipping Aarón and Cesar's mom—you know, like how normal people watch TV. PLUS we make our last minute pitches for spin-offs, learn about Joe's sleep apnea mask and talk about delicious conk.
Max phones Shanika for the second time to play "Pony? No Pony," dig into Reddit rumours and find out what REALLY happened to Emily's cake. SHIIIIINK!!!
Producer Max lures MasterChef Season 9 finalist Chef Cesar into the studio for an intimate and interactive conversation that ends with him basically promising to do a pop-up dinner with us. We’re pretty sure that’s legally binding so see you all for tacos sooooon!
The countdown is on to the triple-header finale, and as the anticipation builds, so does the quality of our coverage. We’re asking the tough questions, unlike AfterBuzz TV, our new nemesis: When is Gordon’s birthday? Does he want him to throw him a party? Are we going to get sued for using the Reading Rainbow theme so extensively? Why hasn’t Jenni ever heard the phrase “Where’s the beef”? And most importantly: where is the beef?
The stakes have NEVER BEEN HIGHER as the remaining six MasterChef contestants are forced to feed rich people in a timely fashion!!! And as the clock ticks down, the questions…tick… up. Did MasterChef build a fake restaurant because they couldn’t afford to book out Providence (two Michelin stars) for the night? Is Bowen our friend? Is that beef heart from a healthy cow? Where can I get a set of those dishes that have all the MC contestants faces on them? (Follow up question: are they available at Williams Sonoma?) (Follow up question to my follow up question: Will Gerron and his fiancé put them on their wedding registry?) Join the hosts of the world’s most celebrated MasterChef after show as they grapple with the great mysteries of the MC kitchen, meet Cesar’s mom and experience Gordon’s biggest fake out yet.
Jenni comes face to face with her greatest nemesis to find out the truth about the great cake snafu, and Stacey hatches a plan to become Canada's next MasterChef and finally win her co-hosts respect.
Stacey wasn't here for this episode so she's not even sure what to write here because she's a daredevil who's going to upload it without even listening first. She's assuming it's just about how much co-hosts Jenni and Max missed her? Or probably something about whatever drama transpired on the show this week... something BIG went down but Stacey also hasn't watched it yet. MYSTERIES ABOUND!
Thousands of dollars of fish are wasted in a double-elimination episode. IT'S MUST-SEE TV and your AfterChef hosts Jenni, Stacey and Max are here to dissect every last detail and mourn that they never got to find out where SJ shops for his awesome shirts.
Alternate title: Mr. Sanchez's Marvellous World of Citrus. What an episode! Listener Bill Chandler finally exerts his authority over us, rendering Producer Max powerless as we discuss gendered honorifics and start plotting out "Joey Clams: The Musical."
The whole AfterChef gang is back together for this week's episode, discussing first kisses, Family Circle magazine and crates full of children.