Menlo Park's Mia Wurster, the 11-year-old Oak Knoll School fifth-grader, competed in three episodes of the Fox TV show, "MasterChef Junior," before she was eliminated after last week's show.
One of 19 contestants for the 2015 season of the show, Mia missed several weeks of school last year during the filming at the "MasterChef" kitchens in Los Angeles. She worked with a tutor during that time.
"It was really fun because I made all these friends and we became like a family so quickly," Mia said before the show was aired. "I didn't want to leave the experience."
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Show segments can be watched on the Fox website.
Mia has posted several cooking videos on her Facebook page.