The sixth season of "MasterChef Junior" begins Friday night on Fox, and Jadon Nim, an 11-year-old from Arcadia, will take the stage.
The 20 girls will be making a medium-rare filet mignon dish while the 20 boys will prepare a chicken breast dish.
Twelve contestants from each group will advance to next Friday's episode.
The Los Angeles-area contestants are: Chuk Nwoka, a 10-year-old from Los Angeles; Elliot Koplan, a 12-year-old from Westlake Village; Emily Chavez, a 9-year-old from Sylmar; Jadon Nim, an 11-year-old from Arcadia; Maria Dakis, an 8-year-old from Northridge; Mackenzie Patten, a 9-year-old from Newhall; and Zia Nelson, a 9-year-old from Pasadena.
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