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Season 6 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef Junior premiered on Fox on March 2, 2018. The season is hosted by regular judges Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and returning judge Joe Bastianich.

The winner was Beni Cwiakala, a 9-year-old from Chicago, Illinois, with Avery Meadows from Kingwood, Texas and Quani Fields from Lawrenceville, Georgia being the runners-up. This marks the first time that three contestants have gone against each other in the finale.

Ben Watkins passed away on November 17th, 2020 at age 14 from a rare type of cancer called AFH. 

Top 24[]

Contestant Age Hometown Status
Beni Cwiakala 9 Chicago, Illinois Winner
May 18
Avery Meadows 8 Kingwood, Texas Runners-Up
May 18
Quani Fields 11 Lawrenceville, Georgia
Evan Estrada 11 San Diego, California Eliminated
May 4
Mikey DiTomasso 10 Clarendon Hills, Illinois
Olivia Bond 10 New York, New York
Remy Bond 12 New York, New York
Anthony Martino 10 Old Bridge, New Jersey Eliminated
April 20
Ariana Feygin 12 Excelsior, Minnesota
Cade Ortego 11 Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Henry Hummeldorf 9 Katy, Texas
Sammy Vieder 12 Huntington Woods, Michigan
Emily Chavez 9 Sylmar, California Eliminated
April 13
Pierce Cleaveland 10 Oak Park, Illinois
Camson Alevy 13 Fleming Island, Florida Eliminated
April 13
Maria Dakis 8 Northridge, California
Mackenzie Patten 9 Newhall, California Eliminated
March 30
Sophia Stark 12 Honolulu, Hawaii
Ben Watkins 10 Gary, Indiana Eliminated
March 23
Gracie Howard 9 Cardiff by the Sea, California
Grayson Boudreaux 11 St. Francisville, Louisiana Eliminated
March 16
Lindsay Hayes 10 Elk Rapids, Michigan
Juelz Bugg 8 St. Louis, Missouri Eliminated
March 9
Zia Nelson 9 Pasadena, California

Elimination table[]

Episode 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14/15
Mystery Box/
Challenge Winner(s)
Remy Anthony,
Henry,
Olivia
Anthony,
Ariana,
Beni,
Emily,
Mackenzie,
Maria,
Mikey,
Olivia,
Pierce,
Remy
Remy Emily,
Olivia
Ariana,
Avery,
Evan,
Henry,
Olivia,
Remy,
Sammy
Sammy Beni,
Cade,
Quani,
Remy
Avery Avery,
Beni,
Quani
Quani (none)
Elimination
Test Winner
(none) Ariana,
Cade
(none) Beni Evan (none) Avery,
Beni
Avery,
Olivia
Mikey (none)
1 Beni HIGH IN IMM IN WIN IN WIN IN IMM PT HIGH WIN WIN IMM IN IN WIN IN HIGH WINNER
(May 18)
2 Avery IN LOW IMM IN IN IN IN IMM LOW WIN IN WIN IN WIN WIN IMM WIN IN HIGH Runners-up
(May 18)
Quani IN LOW LOW LOW IN IN LOW IN IMM PT IN LOW WIN IMM HIGH IN WIN WIN IMM
4 Mikey IN IN IMM IN WIN IN IN LOW HIGH PT IN IN IN IN IN WIN IMM IN ELIM Eliminated
(May 4)
5 Remy WIN IMM IMM IN WIN WIN IMM IMM LOW WIN IN IN WIN IMM IN LOW PT IN ELIM
6 Evan IN IN IN IMM IN IN IN IMM WIN WIN IN LOW IN IN HIGH LOW ELIM Eliminated
(May 4)
7 Olivia IN IN WIN IMM WIN IN IN WIN IMM WIN IN LOW IN WIN IN IN ELIM
8 Anthony IN IN WIN IMM WIN IN HIGH IMM IN LOW IN IN IN LOW IN ELIM Eliminated
(April 20)
9 Cade IN IN IMM WIN LOW IN LOW IMM IN PT IN IN WIN IMM IN ELIM
10 Ariana IN IN IMM WIN WIN IN HIGH IMM IN WIN HIGH LOW IN ELIM Eliminated
(April 20)
11 Henry HIGH IN WIN IMM IN IN IN IMM IN WIN IN IMM IN ELIM
12 Sammy IN IN LOW IN IN IN IN IMM IN WIN WIN IMM IN ELIM
13 Emily IN IN IMM IN WIN IN IN WIN IMM ELIM Eliminated
(April 13)
14 Pierce IN IN IN IMM WIN HIGH IMM LOW IN ELIM
15 Camson IN IN IMM IN IN IN IN IMM ELIM Eliminated
(April 6)
16 Maria IN IN IMM IN WIN HIGH IMM IMM ELIM
17 Mackenzie IN IN IMM IN WIN IN ELIM Eliminated
(March 30)
18 Sophia IN IN IMM IN IN IN ELIM
19 Ben IN LOW LOW LOW ELIM Eliminated
(March 23)
20 Gracie IN IN IN IMM ELIM
21 Grayson IN IN IMM ELIM Eliminated
(March 16)
22 Lindsay IN LOW IMM ELIM
23 Juelz IN ELIM Eliminated
(March 9)
24 Zia IN ELIM
Eliminated Zia Lindsay Gracie Sophia Maria Pierce Sammy Cade Olivia Remy Quani
Henry Avery
Juelz Grayson Ben Mackenzie Camson Emily Ariana Anthony Evan Mikey Beni
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