Bryson McGlynn MasterChef Junior, Cheese Curd, Wiki, Age, Dad, Parents

Bryson McGlynn Biography – Bryson McGlynn Wiki

Bryson McGlynn is a contestant on Season 9 of MasterChef Junior. He is competing for the chance to win $100,000. Bryson McGlynn is one of twelve contestants of Fox’s MasterChef Junior which premiered on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Bryson, a 6th-grade student at Opelika’s Fox Run Middle School, credits his love of cooking to his father.“I’d always watch him cooking when I was about 4,” said McGlynn. “He started cooking in competition and I wanted to do the exact same.”

Bryson started competing in “Kids Que” BBQ competitions when he was nine. He also developed his own nickname, Cheese Curd, among competitors thanks to his dad. “My dad is from Wisconsin and moved to Alabama. He was known as Papa Cheese, and I was his son, so I got the name Cheese Curd,” Bryson explained.

Bryson began to share his love of cooking in early 2023 after breaking his left arm. He began shooting cooking videos and sharing them on social media. His “Cookin’ with Cheese Curd” Facebook page amassed thousands of followers and attracted the attention of many food enthusiasts. He soon applied and was accepted, to the MasterChef Junior competition.

Bryson is known as a grill master and a huge fan of baseball. Speaking with, the young chef explained what it was like working with Gordon Ramsay in the competition: “He was most definitely really nice to the kids. I’ve always said, he’s really passionate about what he does. It was definitely really cool [to cook for him.] He’s really passionate about what he does, and he expected a lot.”

On TikTok, he is best known for his channel, “Cookin’ with Cheese Curd.”

At 11, he, Alfred, & Michael are the oldest contestants of the season. He won the first challenge of the season.

Bryson McGlynn MasterChef Junior

Bryson started the season as one of 12 contestants on Season 9 of “MasterChef Junior.” The winner receives a trophy and a $100,000 prize.

The theme for the first episode was “Eating Emoji.” Each contestant was given a large emoji cookie and asked to prepare a high-quality dish that represented the emotion depicted on the cookie: happy, silly, cool, etc. The kids had one hour to decide on their dishes, grab ingredients from the “MasterChef” pantry, and prepare the dishes for the judges. The winner of the challenge received immunity from elimination and a bonus prize: A family trip to Las Vegas.

Bryson prepared a ribeye cap with white truffle potatoes, Manchego cheese, broccolini, and compound butter. “I got the cool sunglasses emoji, and in my opinion, I think my dad’s really cool,” Bryson said, explaining the impetus for the dish. “He taught me how to cook steaks.”

Along with Bryson, the other contestants are Alfred Eggermont, Asher Niles, Jason Sun, Jordyn Joyner, Kristell Jean, Lilo Tsai, Lydia Ledon, Michael Seegobin, Miles Platt, and Remy Powell, of Hollywood, Florida.

He hopes to be a chef one day and have his own food truck.

Bryson McGlynn Age

Bryson is 12 years old as of 2024. He is from Opelika, Alabama, United States.

Bryson McGlynn Parents

Bryson is the son of Mike McGlynn and Shannon McGlynn.“My dad is from Wisconsin and moved to Alabama. He was known as Papa Cheese, and I was his son, so I got the name Cheese Curd,” McGlynn explained.

Bryson’s father, Mike McGlynn, is the founder of the Auburn BBQ/Grill Association. It makes sense, then, that competitive grilling and barbecuing has become an absorbing hobby for both father and son. Mike — who works as the associate band director and percussion director for Opelika City Schools — says Bryson is a natural grill master and the boy took to it right away.

Bryson McGlynn Instagram

The chef’s Instagram handle is @cookin_with_cheese_curd.