Asher Niles Age, MasterChef Junior, Wiki, Father, Parents, School

Asher Niles Biography – Asher Niles Wiki

Asher Niles is a Yakima, Washington native and contestant on Season 9 of MasterChef Junior.

Each young chef will compete in a series of challenges and must impress host and executive producer Ramsay, as well as mentor and chef Aarón Sánchez, wellness advocate and author Daphne Oz, and mentor Tilly Ramsay.

The winner of “MasterChef Junior” takes home the title of America’s Next MasterChef Junior, a trophy, and a cash prize of $100,000.

In an interview, Asher expressed that his food Dream is to become a chef and write a cookbook. At 8, he and Jordyn are the youngest contestants of season 9. Young Chef Asher and his father hosted a cooking demonstration at the Central Washington State Fair back in September 2023.

Asher Niles MasterChef Junior

Asher is one of the 12 contestants on season 9 of MasterChef Junior.

In an Instagram post, he announced his casting on the show writing, “The cats out of the bag!! I’m gonna be on @masterchefjunior on Fox, joining my dad @the.fatpastor in the MasterChef family!! Be sure to tune in and see what happens when I meet @gordongram and the rest of the amazing judges!! I also made some amazing new friends with the rest of the cast!! Stay tuned, this is gonna be big!!!”

The 8-year-old is competing with other child contestants like Alfred Eggermont, Breanna Michelle Williams, Bryson McGlynn, Jason Sun, Jordyn Joyner, Kristell Jean, Lilo Tsai, Lydia Ledon, Michael Seegobin, Miles Platt, and Remy Powell.

Asher Niles Age

Asher is 8 years old as of 2024. He comes from Yakima, Washington, United States.

Asher Niles Parents

MasterChef Junior contestant Asher is the son of Shawn Niles, also known as The Fat Pastor. Shawn serves as the head of a culinary collaborative in Yakima named The Fat Pastor Productions.

Asher’s father, Shawn Niles was one of 40 contestants on the eighth season of Ramsay’s cooking show “MasterChef” in 2017 and Netflix’s Best Leftovers Ever.

The young chef hopes to continue the legacy of his family in the brand-new season.


His Instagram handle is @thefatpastorjunior.