MasterChef Junior is down to their top six chefs and that means it is time for the restaurant takeover episode. And the pressure is on to make magic happen.
With the chefs broken into two teams of three, Eva was the captain of the red team, while Grayson was the captain of the blue team. After being shown the classic dishes and presentations from the head chef of the restaurant, the chefs split into their teams of three in order to create dishes to wow diners who have no clue that their chefs are children.
But, as the judges told the MasterChef Junior competitors, it doesn’t matter how old they are, it is all about getting these dishes right and feeding the diners top quality meals.
MasterChef Junior takes on their toughest challenge as the top 6 takes part in the restaurant takeover challenge
Right off the bat, things did not seem to be going well for the red team. While Eva was trying to get things going strong with her team, mistakes were definitely dragging them down quickly. In fact, Gordon Ramsay had to stop to talk to the trio, as A’dan seemed to be struggling to get on the same page as Eva and Ivy in terms of getting all the dishes for one table completed at the same time.
Over on the blue team, communication was the key to their early success, with Grayson making sure that everyone was on the same page. And it seemed to be working for them.
With the red team struggling, it was actually Aaron Sanchez who stepped in to help save the day. His help actually seemed to make all the difference as it calmed the trio down and got them back on track to get the appetizer round completed.
After the appetizer round, it was time to get on with the cooking of the entrees. And once again, it was the red team struggling to get things done, with chef Ramsay having to stop what was happening and get everyone on the same page. But, it wasn’t just the red team struggling, it was also a bit of a struggle with the blue team as well.
Honestly, the pressure of a true dinner service really seemed to be getting to all of the MasterChef Junior contestants. And even with Aaron Sanchez and Gordon Ramsay stepping in multiple times, it just seemed like the stress was getting to people. While the blue team seemed to bounce back, the red team struggled even as they got things cooked and plated and out to diners.
By the end of the night (and after a lot of corrections from the judges), it was time to announce the winning team. And ultimately, it was the blue team that won the day (which made perfect sense after the communication and teamwork between the trio).
With Ivy, Eva, and A’dan up for elimination, it was a tough choice for the judges, although it was clear that Ivy was the clear winner of the trio. But in the end, the MasterChef Junior contestant that was sent home was A’dan.
What did you think of this episode? Were you surprised by who went home?