MasterChef Junior 2019: Meet The High 24 Season 7 Contestants [PHOTOS]

The pint-sized chefs are back and ready to impress with their culinary skills.

FOX’s hit reality-tv competition “Masterchef Junior” returns tonight and has already narrowed the field of young culinary wizards down from 40 chefs to 24. These kids will face their first Mystery Box Challenge as they try to prove that they have what it takes to follow in the steps of previous winners Alexander Weiss, Logan Guleff, Nathan Odom, Addison Osta Smith, Jasmine Stewart and Beni Cwiakala.

These 24 kids, ranging in age from 8 to 12, will compete for not only the title of Season 7 champion, but also a $100k cash prize as well. 

So who will chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez be judging? Before the competition heats up again, get to know the top 24 contestants:

1. Aaron, 10, of Powder Springs, Georgia

Signature Dish: Baked Salmon with Sautéed Green beans and Lemon Couscous

2. Ashley, 9, of Queens, New York

Signature Dish: Spicy Steamed Salmon with Carrots and Okra

3. Ben, 11, of Morristown, New Jersey

Signature Dish: Fried Chicken and Coleslaw

4. Brielle, 8, of Colney, Georgia

Signature Dish: Caribbean Jerk Shrimp with Avocado Cream Sauce over Pineapple and Tomato Rice

5. Che, 12, of Boiceville, New York

Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Salmon with Celeriac and Potato Puree and Sauteed leeks with Kale Avocado Salad

6. Evie, 11, of Atlanta, Georgia

Signature Dish: Seared Steak Crostini with Chimichurri Sauce

7. Ivy, 11, of Atlanta, Georgia

Signature Dish: Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli and Peanut Sauce

8. Jaala, 10, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Signature Dish: Mushroom Alfredo Pasta

9. Jayden, 12, of San Antonio, Texas

Signature Dish: Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry with Mixed Vegetables and Scratch-Made Soy Sauce

10. Kate, 8, of Roanoke, Alabama

Signature Dish: Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry

11. Kyle, 11, of Rye, New York

Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Salmon with a Citrus Salad

12. Malia, 11, of Newhall, California

Signature Dish: Tuna and Cucumber Roll with Garlic and Soy Sautéed Broccolini

13. Mateo, 8, of Demarest, New Jersey

Signature Dish: Baked and Seared Asian Salmon with Rice and Bok Choy

14. Matthew, 8, of Livingston, New Jersey

Signature Dish: Filet Mignon with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad

15. Miguel, 12, of Atlanta, Georgia

Signature Dish: Thyme, Garlic, Buttered seared Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms and Organic Side Salad

16. Nayeli, 9, of San Antonio, Texas

Signature Dish: Cheese Enchiladas with Roja Sauce and Sautéed Potatoes and Carrots with Chorizo and a Cabbage Radish Slaw

17. Neko, 11, of San Antonio, Texas

Signature Dish: Irish Potato Soup with Bacon

18. Rashad, 12, of Milton, Georgia

Signature Dish: Shrimp Scampi over Pasta

19. Reid, 8, of Newman, Georgia

Signature Dish: Southern State Sliders with Bacon and Cheese Infused Burger Patties and a Special Sauce

20. Sadie, 12, of Seattle, Washington

Signature Dish: Spaghetti with Tomato, Basil, Pignoli and Cheese

21. Shannen, 9, of Scarsdale, New York

Signature Dish: Yellow Turmeric grilled Chicken with a Vegetable Medley

22. Tal, 13, of Port Washington, New York

Signature Dish: Kombu-Cured Salmon with a Miso Buerre-Blanc and Yuzu Kosho (Japanese White Wine Grape)

23. Talulah, 11, of New York, New York

Signature Dish: Savory Mushroom Crepe

24. Thomas, 12, of Boerne, Texas

Signature Dish: Personally Harvested Dove served on Toast and topped with a red Wine Jalapeño Jelly.

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